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Close to the Meskendir Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocian landscape directly underneath the Meskendir cave church.

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Imágenes cercanas en Cappadocia

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A: Meskendir Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 30 metros de distancia

The Meskendir cave church is a cross-vaulted dome church with red ornamental paintings directly on th...

Meskendir Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

B: Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 300 metros de distancia

On a path in the Meskendir Valley; there are everywhere in the rocks remains of former cave houses an...

Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

C: after sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 780 metros de distancia

After sunset at the end of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volca...

after sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

D: The Dark Church

por Ahmet Emin Zırh, 790 metros de distancia

The Dark Church

E: before sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 830 metros de distancia

Sunset at the end of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tu...

before sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

F: Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 880 metros de distancia

Aynalı (Firkatan) Kilise near Göreme 8th/9th century

Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

G: Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 880 metros de distancia

Aynalı (Firkatan) cave church near Göreme8th/9th century

Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

H: Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 880 metros de distancia

Aynalı (Firkatan) cave church near Göreme8th/9th century

Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

I: Red Valley

por Ricky Ling, 990 metros de distancia

Red Valley

J: Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

por Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, a 1.1 km.

Tuff rocks in the Meskendir valley between Göreme and Çavuşin.

Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

Este panorama fue tomado en Cappadocia

Esta es una vista general de Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a part of central Turkey. Eruptions of several volcanoes (e.g. Erciyes Dag, Hasan Dag) had covered the area with tuff. Erosion dug valleys and created an uncountable number of different shaped rocks. The tuff's ability to store water made the valleys much more fertile than the higher surroundings. After the arrival of the first people, they soon started to dig caves into the soft stone. By the time they developed the ability to dig cities into the underground with tunnels of several kilometers. A sophisticated pipe- and tunnel-system cared for fresh air and water, to enable the people to hide from enemies for a long time. In the 5th century hermits started to settle in the valleys and to paint their caves. In the next centuries more and more hermits and monks arrived and a rich cave-architecture with colourfull wallpaintings developed. The most famous are the churches of Goereme and the Peristrema Valley (=Ihlara Valley) between Ihlara and Selime. Today thousands of tourists from all over the world are visiting the area.

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