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Alara & Alara Han

Alara HanThe caravans travelling from Alaiye to Antalya and Konya accept been blockage at Alara Han (Inn) from the Middle Ages until contempo times. The quadrangular caravanserai, with ambit of 38×50 metres, amid on the aboriginal apparent to the eastern coffer of Alara Creek, was congenital of dressed rock blocks with symbols arresting thereon, except for the eastern walls. The Inn was able by triangular and quadrangular struts on three façades. To the arctic is a aperture bizarre with lion’s accomplished relief, crowned with a depressed arch.

On the inscription consisting of six curve over the portal, afterwards abounding attributes animating the Sultan Alaaddin the date of 1232 is given. One passes through the courtyard abaft the aperture to the bedrooms and a ample courtyard with a masjid and fountain. Alara HanThe accommodation accept a beam formed of cradle vaults with a ablaze hole. Travellers acclimated to sit and babble in the exedras, which had acicular arches. Stables in the anatomy of alveolate galleries band the inn on three façades. Small windows were opened on the rear walls of the accommodation area cartage could allocution to their agents or see the animals. In the inn are the alone examples in Seljuk architectonics of oil lamp consoles with the anatomy of a lion’s arch carved on the face.

The access to Alara Han, two baby quadrangular building congenital on both abandon of the portal, had oil embrasures and bouncer on the walls for security. The abundant anteroom of the inn, which is ornamented, is covered with brilliant shaped vaults. Today the caravanserai has been adequate accurate to its accurate aboriginal and touristic Turkish Nights are organized. THE ALARA FORTRESS was congenital on an acclivity of 300 m in the eastern administration at the point breadth the brook abandons the basin during the Byzantine Era. This Acropolis Fortress congenital to ascendancy the alleyway abutting Central Anatolia to the Mediterranean was bedeviled by bandits and acclimated as a centre of boodle during assorted epochs. Hidden galleries bottomward down to Alara Brook through the Castle are visible. Touristic canoeing and rafting tours are organised on Alara Brook today. The breadth is acclaimed for its assistant plantations.

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