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Cappadocia… an enchanting world to explore

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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
Amazing Hot Air Balloon View over Cappadocia

Unique rock formations and surprising landscapes are Turkey's most popular natural wonders. Cappadocia is positioned in a beautiful region in Turkey and known for its rock-inspired landscapes, underground cities, and hot air balloons.Its geological unique landscape is what makes it magical and can be considered as one of the wonders of nature. It consists of a series of underground cities formed out of volcanic eruptions. The land's unique beauty makes you feel like you're on a different planet. Whenever you are on it seems that you are living on a different planet with it. The land formations are carved beautifully. You will be fascinated by how the caves are made from the surface and underneath. The stunning place can be a good destination throughout the year and there are many attractions to see.

Cappadocia Cave town and rock formations in Zelve Valley
Cappadocia Cave town and rock formations in Zelve Valley

Underground City of Kaymakli is the widest and enchanting underground city in the region. It has eight levels deep but only four levels are allowed to be visited by the travelers. The first floor serves as the place for animals, the second floor has a church, the third floor serves as the supply area and the fourth floor is the kitchen area which has large storage for food. There is enough ventilation all over the place and has communication systems connecting the floors. There are tour guides outside the underground city to help you out in exploring the underneath as there are multiple tunnels to pass by. You can say that your tour is complete without seeing the Valley of the Birds or the Pigeon Valley. People and bird creatures can live harmoniously. The spot is a perfect place to view the unique rock formation of the region while feeding the birds that fly by. The valley is situated between Uchisar and Goreme.

Cappadocia Underground City of Kaymakli
Cappadocia Underground City of Kaymakli

One of the fascinating places in the Cappadocia is Uchisar Castle. It covers a big area in the region and it would be a bit strenuous to climb on the top of the castle and takes about more than a hundred steps before you reach the top. You will be greatly rewarded with its magnificent view of the towns surrounding it. The structure inside it is empty and rooms are connected through tunnels and narrow spaces. The town itself has local souvenir shops and cafes where you can relax after exploring the place. On the other hand, Goreme Valley is situated in the volcanic zone and contains rock sanctuaries. Those who are into pottery will enjoy their stay in Avanos Village. The place is well known for its clay products. Locals have mastered the skill in pottery making and making a living out of it. The skill has been passed on from generation to another and has become a tradition. There are basic pottery demonstrations and workshops which you might want to try yourself.

Cappadocia Uchisar Village
Cappadocia Uchisar Village where Uchisar Castle is located

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