Just like out of a fairytale, Cappadocia is every bit as magical as you think it would be. From moon-like landscapes to underground cities, it’s definitely a region that should be high up on your travel bucket list.
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You haven’t been to Cappadocia if you haven’t taken a hot air balloon ride! Hot air balloons fill the skies, flying over the dramatic landscape. To have the ultimate experience, take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise and soar through the sky with impressive views of Cappadocia down below. Your truly get the most incredible birds eye view.
The caves were excavated as early as Hittite times, and were expanded over centuries as various hostile forces came in search of wealth and captives. People often had to hide from these armies so they would escape underground. Now, lies underground cities beneath the rock formations with a maze of narrow tunnels, steps and connecting rooms which you can see and explore!
The weather conditions created the Cappadocia landscape. The lava from volcanic eruptions formed tuff rock, which wind and rain sculpted into valleys, cliffs and the iconic fairy chimneys. It’s described as looking almost moon-like and could easily be mistaken from a scene in Star Wars.
Wander through the open air museum to find cave churches and their frescoes dated back from 10th to 12th century. Fun Fact: The Görme is a member of UNESCO World Heritage List and was one of the first two UNESCO sites in Turkey, which means it’s important!
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