Visit Konya - Best of Konya

Known as the city of whirling dervishes who are the members of Muslim austere order performing whirling dances as a mean of their euphoric devotion and for its outstanding Seljuk architecture, Konya is one of the most prominent cities of Turkey. A former capital in the times of Anadolu Selcuklulari, this city is blessed with landmarks and architecture that have stood the test of time and present before its visitors, the era long gone by.

It is also the resting ground of the renowned Sufi Mystic and poet Rumi.

The beautiful architecture, the fascinating museums and the hospitality of the locals make Konya ideal for tourism. Konya is also one of the most conservative cities of Turkey and women travelers are advised to obey the local dressing protocol.

Travel to Konya and know what makes this Turkish city an affair to remember!

Konya Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Konya tips for your visit

  • Konya is a conservative city and it is advisable for women to wear full-sleeved modest clothing. Head-scarves are also a must.

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Facts and Stats for Konya*

  • Pollution Statistics in Konya

    Know the pollution level of Konya before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 93.75 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 95 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
  • Konya: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Konya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Konya.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 35.71 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.14 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Konya - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Konya is 111.08 (High)

    • Safety Index 73.35 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.73 (High)
    • Pollution Index 92.84 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 69 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 30.31 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.62 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 57.57 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Konya

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Konya

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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