Konya, Turkey – 2018
Konya lies south of Ankara in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. It is the home town of the whirling dervishes and a pilgrimage destination for Sufis. Sema whirling dervish ceremonies take place at the Mevlana Cultural Center, east of the museum. The 12th-century Alaeddin Mosque is surrounded by the green parks of Alaeddin Hill.