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View at the landscape near Goereme in the morning. More pictures at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

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A: Goereme

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 320 meters away

Goereme

B: Love Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 620 meters away

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

Love Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

C: Love Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 660 meters away

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

Love Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

D: Cappadocia Anatolian House - Urgup / TURKEY - www.sanalgezinti.com

by Ferda Dogancoskun, 670 meters away

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Cappadocia Anatolian House - Urgup / TURKEY - www.sanalgezinti.com

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by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 730 meters away

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by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 730 meters away

G: Waiting for breakfast at Kismet Cave House, Göreme

by Roberto Scavino, 790 meters away

Waiting for breakfast at Kismet Cave House, Göreme

H: Sunset point Goreme

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 850 meters away

Sunset point Goreme

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by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 860 meters away

J:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 970 meters away

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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