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A:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 10 meters away

B: Devrent Valley, small fairy chimneys

by Roberto Scavino, 130 meters away

Devrent Valley, small fairy chimneys

C: Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 140 meters away

Inside the Devrent Valley in Cappadocia with its unique tuff rock cones.

Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

D: Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 180 meters away

Inside the Devrent Valley in Cappadocia with its unique tuff rock cones.

Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: Shadow Man, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 260 meters away

Selfportrait of the photographer. Normally the shadows of the photographer and his tripod must not be...

Shadow Man, Cappadocia, Turkey

F: View into the Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 300 meters away

View into the Devrent Valley with its unique tuff rock cones.

View into the Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

G: URGUP_PASABAGLARI

by kamilsaim, 400 meters away

URGUP_PASABAGLARI

H: Zelve 1, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 1.9 km away

The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chape...

Zelve 1, Cappadocia, Turkey

I: Zelve 3, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 1.9 km away

The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chape...

Zelve 3, Cappadocia, Turkey

J: Zelve 2, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 1.9 km away

The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chape...

Zelve 2, Cappadocia, Turkey

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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