VIDEO: Religion’s Mystical Practices: The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul, Turkey

David’s Been Here is in Istanbul, Turkey, exploring all the top sites and cultural attractions of the city. In this video, David presents one of the most popular and interesting parts of the Turkish Culture, the amazing Whirling Dervishes. A Sufi practice, this spinning action is used as a physical form of meditation and worship that dates back over 800 years. A mystical and beautiful site to experience, head to the Galata Museum in Istanbul to see this incredible form of religious worship first hand.

A special thanks to Go Turkey for their support.

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