Sultan Han

Sultan Han is the largest Seljuk caravanserai in Anatolia and covers 4800 m2. It was built during the rule of Seljuk Sultan Kayqubad I, who was considered the most illustrious sultan of the dynasty. Its' architect was Muhammad ibn Khalwan of Damascus, and it is one of the samples of classical Seljuk architecture. It is located on the trade route between Aksaray and Konya which countinue to Persia. In 1278, a fire damaged the caravanserai, but the governor, Seraceddin Ahmed Kerimeddin bin El Hasan, restored it. Nowadays, it is one of the most visited historical sites in the city.