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We finished off our Turkish trip with 4-days of exploring the change of country side at Cappadocia. Famed for its weird landscape of Fairy Chimneys and a place that Glen loved while visiting Turkey 15yrs ago, he just had to come back and take me there.
After yet another overnight bus ride and being let off 8km from town with the promise of a ' …
... it or not, served the needs of the whole village. There was also a 30 metre tunnel linking two of the valleys. Nothing was visible from the outside then. Now erosion has once again caused the faces to slice away in areas; in particular straight through the large dome shaped church....incredible to see.
Now here is the most amazing thing - this village was inhabited right until 1952, when the Turkish government forced these guys to evacuate ...
... no bones have been found (probably a morgue), stables and a church, all built into this rock! It was crazy and absolutely amazing. If you're in the region, don't miss this! After a while exploring the old city, we went back up to ground level and came out into what seemed to be crazy bright sunlight! We had a toilet stop and headed back to the van, where the guide seemed to have lost the Koreans of the group! They turned up after a while and we made our way to the next ...
... inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. We walked 3.5 km along the Melendiz river.
Last stop was at Pigeon valley viewpoint, which has hundreds of old pigeon houses cut into the rock in the past. Throughout centuries farmers have used pigeon droppings as a fertilizer for their crops. I'll have to give Dad some ...
... on. It seemed like today was the towns day of celebrating this art, and the man was so nice he even drew us a very accurate map! We politely told him we would go if we had enough time, however checking out the watch, it seemed like we had only one more sight left before everything closed for the day, and we were very much wanting to go and see the Zelve Open Air Museum. So onwards we drove, and Zelve was only 5 minutes away from Pasabagi:) When we got ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsCanyon View Hotel Goreme
We loved our cave stay. Fantastic restoration, very competitive prices & awesome buffet breakfast a bit different from the usual turkish brekky, loved the dried fruit assortment!
Other bonus's included, great location, great view, great spa!
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