|Subject: Whirling Dervishes|
Hello Sue &Tony --- I have seen the Whilrling Dervishes both in Konya,
Turkey &locally in Calif. Our tour group was told that an authentic & actual
performance could be seen in the basement room of a hotel for $20. It is
supposedly illegal for the religious sect to perform but the Turkish
government apparently does not interfere when it is for tourists since they
are not trying to convert anyone. I personally find them fascinating but
some people thought watching the spinning nothing but a boring activity. I
suggest you ask at some of the hotels if you go to Konya (south central
Yes, I took photos of the Whirling Dervishes as they performed their
We were told it was definitely allowed.
Hope you get to see them & that you enjoy them.