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A: Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 430 meters away

Abandoned house in the east part of the village.

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

B: Uchisar

by Ahmet Emin Zırh, 490 meters away

Uchisar

C: Uchisar

by Ahmet Emin Zırh, 510 meters away

Uchisar

D: Garden of the restaurant Moutin Rouge in Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 520 meters away

This is the garden of the restaurant Mouton Rouge (= red sheep) in the center of Uchisar, one of the ...

Garden of the restaurant Moutin Rouge in Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 560 meters away

View at the east side of Uçhisar in Cappadocia.

Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey

F: Uchisar

by Ahmet Emin Zırh, 560 meters away

Uchisar

G: Kaya Odalar - Bedroom

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 590 meters away

Cave Suite Kaya OdalarBeautiful view from the private terrace along a quiet lane towards famous Pigeo...

Kaya Odalar - Bedroom

H: Asmali Cave House

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 590 meters away

After sunset in the small hotel "Asmali Cave House" in Uchisar, Cappadocia.

Asmali Cave House

I: Kaya Odalar - Marble Bathroom

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 590 meters away

Cave Suite Kaya OdalarBeautiful view from the private terrace along a quiet lane towards famous Pigeo...

Kaya Odalar - Marble Bathroom

J: Asmali Cave House

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 590 meters away

Roof terrace of the small hotel "Asmali Cave House" in Uchisar, Cappadocia.

Asmali Cave House

This panorama was taken in Cappadocia

This is an overview of 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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