Tourists rush to Konya’s famous Mevlana Museum
KONYA - Anadolu Agency
During the first half of 2013 Konya’s Mevlana Museum attracted 900,000 tourists, according to the latest data taken from the museum officials. AA photoThe Mevlana Museum of Konya attracted 900,000 visitors during the first half of 2013. Konya Museums Manager Yusuf Benli said there had been some technical problems at the museum and the exact figure for last year was not known.
However, this year so far a total of 900,000 people have visited the museum, added Benli.
Noting that the Mevlana Museum was the most visited museum in Konya, Benli said: “There are many different tourists from different countries depending on the time of year.”
During Ramadan a total of 4,000 people visit the museum daily. This is very important figure, according to Benli. According to the latest data taken from the Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey, Topkapı Palace is the most visited monument in Turkey. The palace attracted the highest number of visitors during the first two months of 2013. After Topkapı, the Mevlana Museum ranked second on the list.