0 Likes

Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

The name of the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". In the village you can find traditional stone houses, underground cities and several cave churches. In the background you can see the Yüksek Kilise and the Mount Hasan, which is one of the volcanoes responsible for the tuffstone, that had covered the area.- More panoramas at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8112x4056
Uploaded: 07/01/2011
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cappadocia; kappadokia; rocks; nature; tourism; turkey; anatolia; unesco world heritage; cave
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Sivisli Church in Güzelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Gelveri - Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Güzelyurt, Kappadokien, Türkei
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Goreme kilise 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yüksek Kilise, Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
haibo gong
dao bao he
Banick
Degollada De Las Yeguas
Andre de Molenaar
White Hole Tarpons
Matthias Kunze
Zur Lamsenspitze
Rheinfall 5
Marin Giurgiu
„Sf Treime” (Holy Trinity) orthodox cathedral, underground floor, Baia Mare, Romania
Mir Mehrullah Talpur
A PALACE OF HONORABLE BARRISTER MR GHULAM MUHAMMAD BHURGRI AT DENGAN
Marek Koszorek
Falakro Drama Climbing
Maciej G. Szling
Cerkiew prawosławna Opieki Matki Bożej w Wołowcu
Marin Giurgiu
Old woman and cows, Aspra, Maramures, Romania
rosspisvena
FISH EYE (eying for fish)
Zoran Strajin
Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount, Jerusalem, [very close shot]
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Ruined Church in Germir, central Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tagar Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Oldtimer Meeting in Muehldorf 2, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tegernsee, Bavaria
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Village of Çavuşin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Zeustempel von Aizanoi
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
near Rottach-Egern, Bavaria, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cappadocian Landscape, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Holy Spirit Church, Bale, Croatia
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Former Greek Quarter in Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
More About 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.