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Goereme

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Blick auf Göreme vom Innenhof des Hotels Sato. Bis in die achtziger Jahre hinein hiess Göreme "Avcilar". Ursprünglich bezeichnete der Name Göreme nur die in der Nähe gelegenen Höhlenkirchen - UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. Der einsetzende Massentourismus führte dann zur Namensänderung. Touristisch gesehen ist Göreme einer der wichtigsten und bekanntesten Orte Kappadokiens. Kappadokien ist eine Erosionslandschaft aus vulkanischem Tuffstein. Wind und Wetter haben hier die sonderbarsten Felsformationen geschaffen. Der Tuffstein ist porös und wasserdurchlässig. Dadurch kann er Wasser speichern und macht aus den Tälern fruchtbare Obst- und Gemüsegärten. Seit Jahrtausenden werden in den weichen Tuffstein Wohnhöhlen gehauen. Im Sommer bleiben sie angenehm kühl und in den kalten Wintermonaten bieten sie Schutz vor der Kälte. Die meisten der Wohnhöhlen sind inzwischen verlassen oder zu teilweise sehr stilvollen Hotelzimmern umgebaut.  Weitere Panoramen finden Sie unter www.derPanoramafotograf.com - More panoramas at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

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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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