10 Facets That Manifest The Beauty Of Cappadocia

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How would you feel about exploring beautiful and historic caves, museums, valleys, and going on a lovely hot air balloon ride, all at one place?

Sounds fun right?

Well, that’s the beauty of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia, the central region of Anatolia, is one of the amazing on-demand attractions in Turkey. There is no if and buts in counting this place when it comes to preparing a list of places to visit in Turkey. It’s like planning your first-ever trip to Turkey with the mandatory Cappadocia visit.

You will adore Cappadocia because of its artistic landscapes and dreamy fairy tale experiences which will give you a feeling of you being present in a completely separate heavenly world. It is that one place that’s always present on every tourist’s itinerary who is looking forward to getting the Turkey vibes.

Highlighting the beauty of Cappadocia for you in 10 aspects :

10. Turkish Night

Turkish Night

Turkish Night, a perfect way to end your Cappadocia journey!

You must be curious to know what it’s like to be a part of their culture, and what their cultural dance moves, styles, and songs are. Well, this will be a great experience for you to get mixed up with Turkey’s culture.

A classic Turkish Night in Cappadocia is a show that takes place mostly in the stone-carved places in the Uçhisar and Avanos towns. This is an exclusive show that has been organized in Cappadocia for quite a long time.

There you will get to see performances like belly dancing, their traditional dance moves, a special ceremonial act, and with their music complementing them all. The sole purpose of this show is to entertain the tourists by providing knowledge about their culture.

The Turkish Night Show is like watching a live theater. You will be seated around with food and snacks served including their special Turkish delight dessert, and the artists performing in the center. From belly dance to their folk dance and songs, you will be thrilled to get involved in all those performances.

9. Carpet Shop

Carpet Shop - Cappadocia

Adorable carpet shops will steal your heart here.

Galerie Ikman is one of the amazing, famous, and most visited carpet shops in Cappadocia. This shop is a great choice for someone interested in buying carpets or rugs and also looking to buy something as a souvenir to add it to their Cappadocia, Turkey’s memories.

If you’re looking for a photo shoot location in Cappadocia, you should visit Galerie Ikman. This shop is a photogenic spot, so there is no way you could just pass by here without taking a shot at this place. It has an aesthetic impression with carpets, rugs displayed evenly and untangled all over elegantly, making it a perfect picture background for shoots.

8. Pottery In Avanos

Pottery In Avanos

Cappadocia’s town, Avanos is famous for its pottery ceramics. Pottery in Avanos is an art that is made with full precision and detailed specifications, specific clay, and ceramic materials are used to mould them into objects.

Pottery here is an artistic gift of Avanos. These pleasing ceramics are a result of the hard work of talented, skilled, and experienced craftsmen who made this pottery a reason to shine Avanos.

Go to the town of pottery and look at these spectacular arts, you will be impressed to see how magnificently they are built with clay and given a specific design and structure. And while you are there, why don’t you give it a try yourself and experience the happiness you will get from making them with your own hands.

7. Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley, also known as Guvercinlik Vadisi is a popular tourist stop for hiking. During ancient times pigeons played an important role in people’s lifestyles. Due to which the peculiar rock formations that were left behind here from the volcanic eruptions were made a place for the pigeons. Thus, pigeon houses carved in the volcanic sculptures led to the name Pigeon Valley.

evil eye tree

Other than that, the Pigeon Valley is also known for its famous evil eye tree that grabs people’s attention. You will see the numerous evil eye pearls or the Nazar Boncuk in Turkish, hanging in a tree to protect from evil spirits and negativity. It’s a good luck charm that you will find in the whole of Turkey.

6. Devrent Valley

Devrent Valley - Cappadocia

Devrent Valley is also known as the Imaginary Valley. It is also one of the most popular valleys that is included to be visited on the trip to Cappadocia. There is something in those rock formations that makes this valley so special.

But why Imaginary Valley? Because if you get a closer look at those rock formations present there, you will notice their resemblance to a few of nature’s creations like a camel, dolphin, penguin, and snake.

Walk around in the Devrent Valley. Further, use your imagination while you spot the various rock formations that are sustained there for a long time.

5. Göreme Open Air Museum

Göreme Open Air Museum

Göreme Open Air Museum in Göreme town of Cappadocia is a recommended and must-visit historic site. This finest scenic rock landscape is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. It is a remarkable heritage that consists of rock-cut churches, chapels, and monasteries.

Even though it’s been years, their presence has not lost its meaning and importance to date. If you are into historical monuments and all, you should drop by here. Catch sight of the Göreme Open Air Museum. In addition, get a tour of the inside of these churches. Cherish their architectural beauty and the background story of these churches.

4. Underground Cities

Kaymakli Underground city

So, on a scale of one to ten how much do you love adventure?

Even if the thought of adventurous exposure gives you goosebumps or not, you’re still going to get excited when it comes to wandering in the underground cities.

According to the research, there are more than 100 underground cities in Cappadocia itself, with only a few having been discovered by now. These underground cities were built in ancient times to keep the people safe during times of war. Though the people were living there secretly, they had the same privileges and access to regular life necessities as compared to the people living on the ground.

Derinkuyu Underground city

Derinkuyu and Kaymakli are the two most famous and visited underground cities in Cappadocia. You can feel the lifestyle of the people at that period by looking at the traces of past lives, and the spaces inside these for rooms, ventilation shafts, school, even a space for a church, and more that you couldn’t even imagine.

The underground cities were built so beautifully and intelligently at that time, that you will be stunned by looking at their interiors. To connect you with the history and way of living of the people of that era, they have more to showcase than the words can ever describe.

3. Cave Hotels

Cave Hotels - Cappadocia

Ever dreamt of living in a cave?

Cappadocia’s cave hotels are the best way to experience the cave lifestyle with a touch of Turkish culture. Unlike modern five-star hotels, these cute-looking cave hotels have a wood and rock interior and outer design giving it an authentic and classic look of past times, and a soothing traditional pattern.

These cave hotels have all the modern facilities with the traditional Turkish baths called Hamam. Living in a cave hotel for every tourist is a must-stay for the surreal lifestyle exposure with the amazing terrace views of sunrise and sunset.

2. Fairy Chimneys

 Fairy Chimneys

Fairy Chimneys, where the story of Cappadocia began!

The famous fairy chimneys that made Cappadocia a gorgeous tourist destination and a part of the UNESCO world heritage site are natural gems. They are the reason behind the beauty of Cappadocia.

Years and years ago, the environment started to play its role. The natural environmental phenomenon of volcanic eruptions took place here. This led to the remains of volcanic ash turning into rock formations called tuff.

The tuff was later discovered by some wanderers as a useful material for construction. These rock formations were then ideated for architectural purposes. Those now you can see as cave dwellings, underground cities, churches, hotels, and a hot air balloon tour spot.

Hence, these fairy chimneys are a home of lovely framework and design that includes valleys, museums, caves, and churches.

1. Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon - Cappadocia

And here comes the essence of Cappadocia. Yup! The hot air balloon in Cappadocia is the scent that brings life to this place.

No, it’s no joke. The view of colorful and enormous hot air balloons floating in the air is the main reason why people want to come to this place. Yes, to capture themselves surrounded by balloons flying in the air. That view is just wow!

Don’t believe me? Browse over the internet and take a look at the images of this view or go visit the place for real, and then tell me you didn’t have to pinch yourself to make sure it’s real.

You would love this experience of hot air balloons flying over fairy chimneys, caves, and valleys while giving you a moment to capture the view from the sky that will remain a part of your travel memories.

To wrap up, Cappadocia is a charming encounter of Turkey. It has a lot to display and express than you can even think of. You should plan a trip to this place for a minimum of ten days, to not miss even a single bit of view that Cappadocia has to offer.

Trust me, your camera clicks are not going to stop there. Whether you are walking around, sitting, eating, or casually relaxing, there will be something or the other around you that will make you wanna capture that thing to seize the moment of your phenomenal travel journey because Cappadocia undeniably is one of the most beautiful views in the world, or as the people here would say in Turkish,

Dünyanin en güzel manzarasi!


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