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The Dance of the Whirling Dervishes (Mevlevihane)

To view more photos and videos of the Mevlevihane, visit the Galata Mevlevihanesi and Hz. Mevlana Türbesi location pages as well as the #Mevlevihanesi and #WhirlingDervish hashtags.

For visitors to Turkey, a glimpse of the Whirling Dervishes or "Mevlevihane" is a must for any sightseeing list. The Dervishes, whose name means ”those who have chosen the road of suffering,” begin each dance by greeting their master then removing a black coat, a symbol of the earthly world, to reveal a white dress that symbolizes purity or "safa." They start to whirl like the planets around the Sun, raising their right hands to the heavens and pointing their left hands to the earthly world.

The best place to witness the Whirling Dervishes is in the city of Konya, at the tomb of Sufi poet Celalatin Rumi who is said to have invented whirling when he first spun himself into trance there in the 13th century. In Istanbul, the Galata Mevlevihanesi is the most famous Mevlevi Whirling Dervish hall. Performances are held there every Sunday evening.

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Roller Coaster Ride-Alongs on Instagram

For more adrenaline-filled content, browse the #rollercoaster hashtag.

In the course of the past week, thrill-seeking Instagrammers have brought their phones along for the ride on rollercoasters around the world. And with our new Cinema feature, videos are somoother than ever so you can share in the rush on even the shakiest coasters.

For more great photos and videos from top theme parks, check out @disneyland, @sixflags and @cedarpoint on Instagram.