Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Buyuk Han in Lefkoşa | North Cyprus

The northern half of Cyprus’ capital Nicosia is known as Lefkoşa, a dizzying labyrinth of narrow, old streets. This part of the city is the capital and the largest city of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Nicosia is the world's last divided capital after Berlin was unified. 

Buyuk Han, meaning ‘the Great Inn’, is the largest caravanserai on the island. It was built by the Ottomans in 1572. Buyuk Han is host to many tourists in Nicosia. Not only the cafes, but also various shops serve the visitors. Shawls, traditional handicrafts, paintings, pottery and carvings are among the many things on offer.

Part of a set of 4 stamps about old buses and motorbikes.


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