Whirling Dervish Ceremony: Go on a Spiritual Journey
What Is It
This is a stunning 1.5-hour whirling dervish performance in Istanbul where the travellers enjoy a drink and some Turkish delight as the show starts
They are also allowed to watch the UNESCO-listed ceremonial dance inside the Hodjapasha Dance Theater that makes the travellers captivated as the semazens dance and chant their way around the stage and listen to traditional Persian and Turkish music from a live orchestra
What Will Do
Witness a company of semazens (or whirling dervishes) perform the Mevleviye sema dance which has a rich history of around 800 years.
Get the opportunity to enjoy the mesmerizing dance at a hall.
Explore the architecture of this 15th century building, originally used for Turkish baths, and now home to ceremonial performances and traditional Turkish dance.
The departure point is set to be Sirkeci, Istanbul which is well connected to the other parts of the city via the public transportation facility.
All age groups are allowed on this trip.
Children and infants are allowed on this trip but should be under the supervision of their parents.
The travellers are provided with innumerable cups of water and tea as they watch the show.
One of the travellers hoped to return on this trip soon to witness this beautiful and enigmatic dance once fagain.
Another traveller praised the architectural beauty of the hall and also commended the local guide who made them understand the various portions of the dance performance.
Is It Right
A great opportunity to skip the line and visit the Whirling Dervish Ceremony
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