The main draw for tourists to Cappadocia is the opportunity to view its extraordinary landscape of eroded valleys and unique fairy chimneys up close. The unusual rock formations so-called fairy chimneys were the result of a volcanic eruption and thousands and thousands of years of wind, water and lava forming them into different shapes through the valleys.
Various types of Fairy Chimneys are found in Cappadocia. Among these include those with caps, cones, mushrooms, chimney columns and pinnacles.
For anyone who has ever wanted to experience a hot air balloon ride, this is the place for a great perspective of Cappadocia! We also contemplated on going for a hot air balloon ride, but the price was 110 euros for a 45 minute journey, which was too costly for our pockets. I'm sure it's a fascinating experience but it's not my main priority though. Cappadocia is more than enough to blow me away, even without a balloon ride! :D
People have made homes in the caves since prehistoric times. Some still live in them today as they are reluctant to move to the cities. If you ever wondered how it would be like to live like the Flintstones, I believe this is the closest you will get to experience how they lived.
There are a few towns in Cappadocia that cater to tourists or backpackers, but I suggest staying in Goreme. It seemed to be the most ideal location for visiting all the amazing sites. It also had a lot of cave hotels and hostels offering at great bargains for budget travelers.
Apart from visiting interesting valleys, we explored a few underground cities as well as some ancient Christian churches which I'll be featuring more about them in my upcoming posts.
I've been to some very wonderful places and seen some magnificent sights but the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia were truly out of this world. I will never forget this magical place.
First Commenter - Lina
That is one amazing landscape! Awesome sight!ReplyDelete
Wow...this is at Turkey? :p The place look so magnificent.ReplyDelete
The place look like a fantasy alright. :D Yeah...those fairy chimneys....hmm..do they appear in Harry Potter? :pReplyDelete
Just look at all those houses in the last picture...goodness....so captivating! :DReplyDelete
wow, very unique indeed!ReplyDelete
These are very interesting photos.ReplyDelete
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This is indeed extraordinary! It's the force of nature working to create this amazing view. The fairy chimneys are really awesome.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'd rather not ride on a hot air balloon over this stone sculptures.
Very cool!! I can't even imagine being in a region that not only had great scenery, but such incredible history, too!! Looks like an absolutely amazing trip to an area not many people think to visit. I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming posts!ReplyDelete
Wow - that is just awesome!ReplyDelete
what an amazing landscape. it must have been fascinating to see in person.ReplyDelete
I went ballooning here. Awesome sight!ReplyDelete
This is amazing! I would be so captured by such a landscape :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
amazing indeed!! out of ordinary sight :) hope I can experience and see that for my self someday :)ReplyDelete
Downright amazing! Thank you.ReplyDelete
This is incredible! I wish I could visit here! I will have to stay tuned so can see your other pictures...ReplyDelete
Interesting post and beautiful photos. Happy WW!ReplyDelete
Wow very interesting and spectacular. I love the buildings snugged back up against the rock blending in.ReplyDelete
Beautiful landscape .Excellent photos.Nice brief about the chimneys.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful place! How i wish i can go there too. ;)ReplyDelete
Isn't that a breathtaking place ?? I thought I was on the moon ! I have been there 2 years ago and loved it ! It's so beautiful !ReplyDelete
I find the place cool. :D Happy WW!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Bryce Canyon in Utah has similar formations. So unworldly looking that you do indeed feel transported to another planet or a fairy realm.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and magnificent landscape.ReplyDelete
Wow, amazing photos. It does look like fairy land!ReplyDelete
wow these are pretty amazing! thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Amazing landscape pictures LR, I think I'd sign up for the tour too, you got some really terrific shots! :)ReplyDelete
Are u still on vacation mode? I'd be on vacation mode weeks after my return...if it's a really great vacation. Sounds like it from ur posts and pics so far! :)ReplyDelete
Happy Thursday! :)ReplyDelete
I have never heard of this place. Thank you for the tour. You had an amazing adventure. Thanks for sharing and expanding my knowledge of Turkey.ReplyDelete
wow i love the fantastic landscape of Cappadocia..cool!ReplyDelete
as usual, nice shots LR!! ;)ReplyDelete
Wow, very nice rockscape and what a view!
thanks for sharing these great shots! Makes me want to go there too.
how are you? have a nice day!!ReplyDelete
I've not been here so this was an extra special treat for me!!!ReplyDelete
I'm trying to catch up on my wonderful visitors from Wednesday. I thank you for dropping by and leaving such a kind comment. It's always so much appreciated.
Thanks, and do come again sometime soon.
Hope your day has been treating you well so far!!
The views are awesomeReplyDelete
It's truly magical! I had not heard about this place before reading this post but i now really want to visit this place.Awesome landscape and beautiful fairy chimneys.Look forward to more details and pictures of this place in your forthcoming blog.ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying your photos of your trip to Turkey. I especially like the photos of fairy chimneys. I hope to see this someday.ReplyDelete
LR: That is an amazing place.ReplyDelete