Blagay (Sarı Saltuk) Tekkesi / Tekija

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The Tekke (Tekija) was built in the 16th century during the reign of Mostar Mufti Ziyauddin-Ahmed ibni Mustafa (A Muslim scholar who interprets the shari’a). It leans right to the cliffs above the source of the Buna river. The dervishes that lived here used to enjoy friendly talks and scientific discussions. There is a Turbe (shrine, tomb, mausoleum) next to the Tekija where the tombs of long-term sheiks Sari Saltuk and Acik Pasha are found. The tombstone protect the remnants of Sari-Saltuk and Acik Pasha longterm sheikh of this Tekija. In 1851 , Omer Pasha Latas repaired the Tekija and the misafirhane (guesthouse) , and since 1952, the Tekija has been protected by the State. It is incredible to see how the water comes out of 200m cliff wall to form the Buna River which later combines to Neretva River. Recordings were made of the swirling blue-green waters emerging from the cave. A must see place which is 20 minutes away from Mostar.

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hamzars on February 4, 2009

The Tekke (Tekija) was built in the 16th century during the reign of Mostar Mufti Ziyauddin-Ahmed ibni Mustafa (A Muslim scholar who interprets the shari’a).

It leans right to the cliffs above the source of the Buna river. The dervishes that lived here used to enjoy friendly talks and scientific discussions. There is a Turbe (shrine, tomb, mausoleum) next to the Tekija where the tombs of long-term sheiks Sari Saltuk and Acik Pasha are found.

The tombstone protect the remnants of Sari-Saltuk and Acik Pasha longterm sheikh of this Tekija.

In 1851 , Omer Pasha Latas repaired the Tekija and the misafirhane (guesthouse) , and since 1952, the Tekija has been protected by the State.

It is incredible to see how the water comes out of 200m cliff wall to form the Buna River which later combines to Neretva River.

Recordings were made of the swirling blue-green waters emerging from the cave. A must see place which is 20 minutes away from Mostar.

Richard Ryer on February 4, 2009

Greetings Hamza, I see you have brought back one of my old favorites, very good. I like the location of the building and the beautiful color of the water. Thanks for re-posting this beauty.

Cheers,

Rich

Vincenzo Surace on February 5, 2009

Hi Hamzars, i missed this picture :) Probably isn't a perfect photo but it explains very effectively beauty and peace of this place. Cheers, Vincenzo

amedeo feletto on February 6, 2009

Hamzars, straordidaria foto! amedeo

i v a n n a on February 8, 2009

Fantastic magic picture!

Ivanna

Juan Poza on February 9, 2009

Wonderful.

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silgab on February 9, 2009

Bela foto parabéns !! contest janeiro

János Nagy on February 12, 2009

Very beautiful!

Regards Jani

Mario Gestri.viewsNO… on May 6, 2012

Bellissimo sito!

Gran foto!

Like,Mario

Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on November 13, 2013

Beautiful place and photo! L :-)

David Guruli on November 28, 2013

Great shot, L+F.

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