Cappadocia in pictures

Famous for its weird and wonderful natural rock formations and unique historical heritage, Cappadocia (pronounced as Cappadoshia) कैपेदोशिया, is a must do place in Turkey besides Istanbul. This is a place where you can let your imaginations go wild with the rock formations.

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What do they look like? Mushrooms or … ?

We had just a day in Cappadocia, the sky was lovely with white fluffy clouds and I was lost in the world of valleys where rocks were shaped like mushrooms, lizards, camels and even dervishes!

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Can you see the doors & windows in this rock? That’s how the monks lived.

One of the best places to see these strange formations is the town of Göreme, which is located among a large number of tuff cones, termed fairy chimneys. The fairy chimneys have been formed as the result of wind and water erosion of two different volcanic layers: A thick layer of tuff (consolidated volcanic ash) covered by a thin layer of basalt that is more resistant to erosion. Due to the ease of carving into the tuff, many of the fairy chimneys at Cappadocia have been hollowed out over the centuries to create houses, churches and storage facilities.

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The holes served as windows in this three storey ‘building’.

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The Turkish Evil eye protecting the land.

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Goreme Open air Museum.

The landscape of Cappadocia is fantastic and filled with fairy chimneys. A hot air balloon ride will take you around this fantasy.

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The surreal rocks and the tourists on camel.

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And a Camel rock!! A rock in the shape of a camel. 🙂

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Climb a small hill and you’ll find pure white sand like snow!

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And to end the trip, enjoy the Belly dance, without which, visit to any town in Turkey isn’t complete. 🙂

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30 thoughts on “Cappadocia in pictures

  1. Nice to meet you, Nisha! This is a fascinating place! We have a few unusual rock formation places in the western states of the US–one is called “The Garden of the Gods” in Colorado Springs, and the other is “the Badlands” in South Dakota. They are similar but I have to admit these in Turkey are even more phenomenal!

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  2. Wow, lovely place Nisha !! Turkey is one place I always wanted to be but I am just waiting if I could get some official trip somewhere near to fulfill this dream… If I do in time to come will surly visit this one.

  3. I’ve been to Istanbul but spared out Cappadocia & Pammukale for another trip. I would love to be there someday and see the sun rising over these rock formations. Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are lovely!

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