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Panoramic photo by Ahmet Emin Zırh EXPERT Taken 08:00, 24/11/2010 - Views loading...

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Urgup Balloon

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A:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 100 meters away

B: Kaya Oyma Cami

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 140 meters away

Kaya Oyma Cami

C:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 140 meters away

D:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 260 meters away

E: Waiting for breakfast at Kismet Cave House, Göreme

by Roberto Scavino, 350 meters away

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F:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 360 meters away

G: Göreme (casa-cova), Kapadokya, Turkey

by Jordi Porteros, 570 meters away

Göreme (casa-cova), Kapadokya, Turkey

H:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 580 meters away

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

by Ferda Dogancoskun, 660 meters away

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J: Göreme, hot air balloons at dawn

by Roberto Scavino, 730 meters away

Göreme, hot air balloons at dawn

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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