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one of my oldies again.. Here is Cinci han from Safranbolu...

Safranbolu Cinci Han is one of the big ,little mixed caravansarays established on historical silk road laying from China to Anatolia Land throughout the centuries. Cinci Han was built by a Safranbolu notable,Karabaszade Huseyin Efendi in 1645. The architect of the Han is unknown,but it is supposed that it was built by Mimar Kasim,one of the main architects in that period. No documents were found about its project. It was done by manual skill and experience of the workmen brought up as foldings. In the time the Historical Silk Road was losing its values,the Cinci Han was used as Caravansaray until 20th century,after the beginning of the 20th century it was used as a warehouse by tradesman, however lost this feature towards the end of the 20th century. Its expropriation was completed by the government between 1984-1987. After some failure enterprises done between 1990-2000,the restoration was completed by DKB Joint Stock Company that the hotel started its Tourism Activities in 23 April 2004 as Cinci Han Hotel.

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