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Cappadocia: ancient nature

Cappadocia isn't only naturalistic site: the rupestral sanctuaries of Cappadocia constitute an unique artistic achievement providing exceptionals testimony to post-iconoclast Byzantium. The village convents and churches retain the fossilized images of a province of the Byzantine Empire between the 4th century and the Turkish invasion. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia are a spectacular landscape. Fairy Chimneys, for example, are a demonstration of the erosional force of the nature. Make a flight on it with the hot air balloons is a unforgettable experience. The sunrise or the sunset in the Red Valley of Göreme National Park is a must for the enthusiast tourists and, naturally, for serious photographer :-)

Cappadocia is a region with high seismic risk. In the region there are many volcanoes and strong earthquakes are possible: some of these have done, in past, damage to some cones and pillars rock. The Göreme National Park (Göreme Milli Parklar in Turkish) is became Unesco World Heritage in 1985.

Cappadocia lies in eastern Anatolia. The region consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude and consists, principally, of tuff. It's result of the natural forces during the intense volcanic activity. The surrealistic landscape of Cappadocia is one of the wonders of the world.

My Trip opinion ( 1 Poor - 5 Excellent )

Historical interest:

(Byzantine art: post-Iconoclastic period)


(Terrific: colours and erosional forces)


(Good food, excellent ospitality)

Fairy Chimneys

Fairy Chimneys - D3, AF-S 24-70 @24mm f/9

Small selection of less common mushrooms