Cappadocia is a historical region in from the Nevşehir Province in Turkey. It is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.
In my recent trip to Cappadocia, I had an opportunity to visit a few of the many magnificent cave houses, ancient churches, underground cities and monasteries in Cappadocia. And believe me; I have never seen anything like this in my life! Unique, beautiful and surreal – this city has left a very strong impression on my mind and I recommend it to everyone who plans to visit Turkey.
A little bit about these mysterious structures that you see in the photos:
What you see are sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago. These structures underlie the entire Cappadocia region.
The rocks near Göreme (one of the regions in Cappadocia) eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. People of the villages at the heart of Cappadocia carved out houses, churches and monasteries from these soft rocks of volcanic deposits.
Pictures by me and my husband @Ronitroy
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I visited Cappadocia last September and loved it. It’s definitely one of the most unique places I’ve ever seen. The cave dwellings are insane… amazing to see that in a fairly developed country in the modern world!
The Goreme open air museum is breath-taking… so much ancient history, and an unbelievable setting. Definitely a place worth visiting.
Gorgeous photos by the way!
Thank you Claus!
Super photographs… thank you. Definitely in one of my next visits….