Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

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    Witness the Mevlevi Sema ceremony that takes place in Istanbul. This ceremony is popular for its whirling dervishes and dances. Enjoy ayin, a musical repertoire, and take part in the Turkish ceremony. In this ceremony, you'll go on a mystical journey that represents a man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection. Witness an impressive dance show that is as old as 800 years. Marvel at the HodjaPasha Culture Center located in a restored 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath. The tour guide will teach you about the Mevlevi Sema spiritual journey. Listen to an interesting musical repertoire. Watch the renowned miraculous whirling dervishes. Watch a 1-hour show of the Mevlevi Sema. You have a lot to enjoy here. The ceremony was chosen as the best authentic local event in 2010 by the Federation of Tourist Guides in Turkey.

    This tour includes a ticket to the Mevlevi Sema ceremony. Travelers will also be provided with a program booklet so that they can keep track of what's going on. Complimentary drinks will also be offered to guests during the show.

    Even though I expected a lot, this tour managed to surpass my expectations. The tour was all in one location but the ceremony had so much to offer and was interesting. Everything went on smoothly and the program followed the booklet as indicated. It's a highly recommended activity and would be a great idea for any adventure lovers.

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