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The existance of Cappadocia is the result od several volcanic eruptions.  The highest of these volcanoes is the Erciyes Dag (3968m), which is visible in the background. Compared to central Cappadocia the tuff here contains much more hard material like stones and small rocks.

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A: Cappadocian Cave Church, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 11.5 km away

Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funnie...

Cappadocian Cave Church, Turkey

B: Cappadocian Cave Monastery, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 11.5 km away

Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funnie...

Cappadocian Cave Monastery, Turkey

C: Rock Grave, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 12.4 km away

Singular grave with some frescoes in a gap between some Cappadocian tuff rocks. This is close to a sm...

Rock Grave, Cappadocia, Turkey

D: Mavrucan Hac cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 12.6 km away

Entrance to the small Mavrucan Hac cave church with wallpaintings in the local Cappadocian style, abo...

Mavrucan Hac cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 12.7 km away

Inside a small cave church with wallpaintings in the local Cappadocian style, about 11th century. Wit...

Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

F: Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 12.7 km away

Inside a small cave church with wallpaintings in the local Cappadocian style, about 11th century. Wit...

Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

G: Tagar Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.2 km away

The byzantine cave church of Tagar had been cut into the rock in the shape of a cross. The wallpainti...

Tagar Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

H: Tagar Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.2 km away

The byzantine cave church of Tagar had been cut into the rock in the shape of a cross. The wallpainti...

Tagar Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

I: Tagar Cave Church

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.2 km away

The byzantine cave church of Tagar had been cut into the rock in the shape of a cross. The wallpainti...

Tagar Cave Church

J: Tagar Cave Church

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 13.2 km away

The byzantine cave church of Tagar had been cut into the rock in the shape of a cross. The wallpainti...

Tagar Cave Church

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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