Ephesus Local Customs

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    Our Tour Director - Relaxing

    by Mikebb Written Apr 29, 2014
    Our Tour Director - Resting Away from Tourists

    I guess 15 days on tour for the Tour Director can make one a little weary. Repetition of the job and the tourist who consistently is late for the tour coach would wear down anyone.

    Our Guy was so worn out he decided to rest upon the rocks in the blazing sun.

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    Mosque in Turkey

    by windoweb Updated May 4, 2010

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    Mosque in Turkey

    A mosque is symbolically very important to Muslims, and is a humble way for man to recreate pure divine presence on earth.

    The implementation of minarets, were both for embellishment of the mosques, and for the functionality of the mosques, as calling for prayer, ezan, from ground level, did not carry more than a few blocks. Often a recorded ‘call’ is used today.

    Azan is recited in a loud voice by the Muezzin facing the direction of the Ka'ba in the following words, which are said in the order mentioned:

    "Allahu Akbar" - recited FOUR times.

    Meaning, "Allah is Most Great."(four times)

    "Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill-Allah" - recited TWO times.

    Meaning, "I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah."(twice)

    "Ash-hadu anna Muhammad-ar-Rasoolullah" - recited TWO times.

    Meaning, "I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah."(recited twice)

    "Hayya 'alas-Salah" - recited TWO times.

    Meaning, "Come to prayer."(turning the face alone to the right and saying it twice)

    "Hayya 'alal-falah" - recited TWO times.

    Meaning, "Come to Success."(turning the face alone to the left and saying it twice)

    "Allahu Akbar" - recited TWO times.

    Meaning, "Allah is Most Great" (face back to front and saying it two times).

    Morning (Fajr) Prayers

    The following phrase is added after "Hayya 'alal-falah" in the Azan of the early morning prayers:

    "As-salatu khairum minannaum" - recited Two times.

    Meaning, "Prayer is better than sleep" (recited two times).

    Needless to say it is a rather neat thing to hear the call to prayer coming from many mosques all at once.

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    House of Virgin Mary

    by voyageur2 Updated Sep 9, 2003

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    House of Virgin Mary in Ephesos

    Ephesos is not only an ancient site but also a pilgrimage destination for Christians. Biblical Ephesos witnessed many important activities of disciples and early churches. House of Virgin Mary is the most spiritual place in the region.
    Do not forget to drink water flowing from fountains and to wish...

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    That time - the way to spent a penny

    by Luchonda Written Jul 20, 2003

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    The toilets

    This was the public toilet - that time.
    Imagine that the water flows from left to right.
    The highest in rank was sitting at the left - so the water was the cleanest .
    It was a public toilet where many politics and boulevard news was theme of discussion.

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    by adakemlak Written Mar 28, 2010
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  • Turkish bath (HAMAM)

    by buket Written Apr 1, 2003

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    Massage in the hamam

    In Selcuk (the nearest town to Ephesus-2kms) there's a hamam (TURKISH BATH) in the center of the city. You'll be amazed how relaxed, clean and silky you are after having a Turkish bath with massage.

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    Panoramic views of the site

    by SirRichard Written Dec 12, 2002

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    Paloma at the Sacred Way

    You can make a "virtual visit" in this page:
    http://www.sailturkey.com/panoramas/ephesus/streets.html
    where you can see 360 degrees panoramic views of some points of the site.

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