Ak Han


Ak Han (c 1251) is a well-preserved Seljuk caravanserai with a beautifully carved gateway. You'll find it en route to the cave Kaklık Mağarası from Pamukkale. It is located just off the Denizli–Kaklık highway, about 1km east of the Pamukkale turn-off.

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