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Hacibektas in Turkey, Cappadocia resort

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This small town was already known under the ancient Romans. During the time of the Ottomans, he was given the name Suluja-Karahoyuk. In the 13th century, the prominent medieval philosopher Haji Bektashi came to live in this city. All his teachings greatly influenced Muslim culture, and as a sign of respect after his death, the city was renamed in his honor.

The mausoleum of this philosopher is located on the territory of a monastery built during the time of Sultan Orhan. In 1964, the monastery was restored and turned into a museum.

To the left of the courtyard is the oldest building of the entire complex – wooden pavilion Meydan-Evi. Previously, it was used for initiation rites, but now it houses an exhibition hall.

In the last of the three courtyards, there is a cemetery, on which, among other graves, is the mausoleum of Haji Bektashi. It can be accessed via a white marble staircase decorated with eagles and other Seljuk motifs. In the corridor that leads to the mausoleum, there is a small niche in which Haji Bektashi is believed to have preached and worked.  

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