This inn, which dates to 1231, was built 35 kilometres to the northwest of Alanya, about 9 kilometres inland, in order to facilitate the trading caravans journeys through the region. It has a 2000 square metre foothold. While the courtyard is normally in the centre of the building in other inns, surrounded by cells, at the Alara lnn it faces the outer outer wall. This unique distinguishing feature and its general attributes make it one of the best examples of Turkish architecture