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Turkish Traditions

You Should Do in Cappadocia

Cappadocia has been the cradle of many Anatolian civilizations throughout history and has lots of customs and traditions on its territory. However, it has blended the traditions of the Turkish people living throughout centuries in its own way. You can find many activities in Cappadocia where you can get to know the old Turkish culture such as Turkish bath culture, mystic dervish shows, Turkish melodies and live music, folk dances, tasting of Turkish cuisine. Some activities of Turkish culture:

Turkish Bath

Turkish bath culture has not only been a place for washing and cleaning, but also as a social area, it has extended from the past to the present. Architectural differences and their characteristics have changed according to the religious beliefs and lifestyles of people living in each period.

Unlike classical Turkish baths, Cappadocia Turkish baths are located inside authentic structures carved into rocks. In the Cappadocia bath tradition, which will open the doors of another world, you can take mud baths and deliver your soul to therapeutic fish. Accompanied by a timeless ambiance, you will regain your energy and will be free from the fatigue that gets on your shoulders all day long.

Turkish Night

Another event that will make your Cappadocia trip unforgettable is Turkish nights with shows that reflect Turkish culture. In Cappadocia, you can listen to Turkish classical and folk music and meet the old Anatolian music genre. Later, the guests can watch folk dances representing different regions of Turkey and use up their whole energy with a belly dancing show. You can experience the theatrical plays performed with the participation of the guests and get the chance to experience the Turkish culture in the closest way.

Cappadocia Turkish culture events are organized in historical inns or carved rock caves. During the event, which lasts about 3 hours, you can eat delicious Turkish dishes and taste locally-specific drinks.

Dervish Ceremony

Whirling dervish show is a fascinating ritual of Mevlevism, which was established to keep alive his thoughts after the death of Mevlana, one of the most well-known scholars of Turkish cultural history in the world. We can say that it is a form of meditation that brings a kind of spiritual satiation. It is performed by the accompaniment of master whirling dervishes, accompanied by the musicians of the Mevlevi tradition, that have reached a real wealth of soul, free from their ego.

The whirling dervish show, which has its own dress and dance style, consists of different sections. Every episode has a deep meaning. The mysterious dervish ritual, which takes its visitors to the unknown floors of their emotions, is one of the most important Turkish traditions in Cappadocia. You will get on a spiritual journey with the historical show.

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