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Blagay (Sarı Saltuk) Tekkesi / Tekija

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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  • Uploaded on February 4, 2009
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