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    An Unforgettable Experience

    by peterdhduncan Updated Aug 19, 2012
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    Soaring way above the incredible landscape of Cappadocia and skimming just above the ground in its canyons, piloted by Kaili of KapadokyaBalloons. Amazing!

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    Pasabaglari (Monks Valley)

    by artonice Updated Jun 6, 2011

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    Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Pacha means "General", the military rank, in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley. The name was derived from some cones carved in tuff stones which stand apart. Currently, there is a vineyard and a number of tuff cones standing right next to the road.

    Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This style is unique even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.

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    Zelve Open Air Museum -an empty cave town with chu

    by artonice Written Jun 6, 2011

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    The Zelve Open-Air Museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region is an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers. Zelve is situated about 10 km out from Goreme on the Avanos road. Here, the Christians and Muslims lived together in perfect harmony, until 1924. Then Christians had to leave the Valley because of the exchange of minorities between Greece and Turkey, and the Muslims were forced to evacuate the Valley in the 50's when life became dangerous due to risk of erosion. They left the site to set up a modern village, a little further on, to which they gave the name Yeni Zelve

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    Devrent Valley

    by artonice Written Jun 6, 2011

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    Devrent Valley, which is also known as Imaginary Valley and also as Pink Valley does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia. There are no Roman castles or Roman tombs in Devrent Valley, either. Actually it was never inhabited. So what makes it so famous? The lunar landscape!

    It's great to walk on and in the rocks.

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    Fairy chimnies

    by aukahkay Written Dec 14, 2008

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    Fairy chimneys are a common sight in Cappadocia. They are phallic-shaped rock formations made up of a hard cap and a softer core. In some villages like Goraeme and Urgup, these fairy chimneys are carved into houses inhabited by monks in the 4th century AD.

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    Devrent Valley

    by aukahkay Written Nov 11, 2008

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    Deverent Valley, also called Valley of the Fairy Chimneys, is located 2 km from Urgup. Although Cappadocia abounds with fairy chimneys, they are most well formed and most thickly clustered in this valley.

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    Walking along the city center

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    While walking along the city centre you will find the Museum (close to the Tourist Office, Kaysery Cad, 37. 8.00-17.30, I didn't visit unfortunately).

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 37' 47.54" N 34° 54' 44.31" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup Musiciant Statue,
    or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup's Hill,
    or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup's Mosque .

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    Homes in rocks

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    In Urgup you can still see how people once lived in homes cut into the rocks.
    There are, however, many attractive old houses on the slopes at the edge of the town, but their residents have moved to the less attractive modern accommodation.
    Nowadays the houses are built from the local rock which is made into large buildings blocks. These homes are both attractive and practical.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 37' 52.03" N 34° 54' 38.75" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Homes in rocks.

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    Kilicarsalan Tomb

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    At the Hill of Wishes you will find a park where you can relax and admire the view and a medrese (Islamic college) which is now a cafe.
    The two tombs on the Temenni Hill are believed to belong to Seljuk Sultan Ruknettin Kilicarslan IV, built by Vecihi Pasha in 1268 and is known as “Kilicarsalan Tomb” by the locals.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 37' 50.92" N 34° 54' 36.78" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Kilicarsalan Tomb.

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    Temenni Tepesi - Hill of Wishes

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    The town lies at an average elevation of more than 1000 m. Ürgüp situated on the outskirts of the hill named as Hill of Wishes.
    Ürgüp has a "Wishpoint" for those who require lasting benefits from their holiday. The route to the wishpoint is interesting in itself as it starts opposite the 13th century Kebir Camii (mosque) then follows a long tunnel to the top of Temenni.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 37' 49.35" N 34° 54' 36.28" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Temenni Tepesi - Hill of Wishes.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 37' 52.45" N 34° 54' 37.71" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup's viewing platform.

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    Urgup’s Central Square

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Oct 11, 2008

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    The town has rather interesting city-center at the Central Square with the Mosque and the Clock Tower in the middle of it.
    The marble fountains and inscriptions found on the streets and in the squares of Urgup were ordered by Damat Ibrahim Pasha.
    The epitaphs on the fountains were written by various poets, and carved by prominent stone masons of Istanbul. Records from the 19th century mention 70 mosques, 5 churches and 11 libraries in Urgup. Examples of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture in Urgup are the "Alti Kapili Turbe" (tomb with 6 doors), the Kiliçarslan tomb, the Taskin Pasa Medrese, and the mosque and tomb in Taskinpasa village.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 37' 49.68" N 34° 54' 37.98" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup Central Square.

    You may watch my 2 min 06 sec VIDEO-Clip Turkey Cappadocia Urgup Early Morning Walk with popular Turkish “Tik-Tak” music.

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    Urgup's Sphinx Fairy Chimney

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    Fairy chimneys are generally found in the valleys of the Uçhisar-Ürgüp-Avanos triangle, between Ürgüp and Sahinefendi, around the town of Çat in Nevsehir, in the Soganli valley in Kayseri, and in the village of Selime in Aksaray.
    The Sphinx is the true guard of the Urgup's Family Group. If you are watching him attentively you will find a close similarity to the Sphinx of Giza, haha!

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 38' 2.95" N 34° 53' 30.66" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup's Sphinx Fairy Chimney.

    You may watch my 1 min 17 sec VIDEO-Clip Urgup's Fairy Chimneys with Mustafa Sandal Gel Askim music out of my Youtube channel.

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    Urgup’s landscapes

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    Another characteristic feature of the Urgup’s area is the sweeping curves and patterns on the sides of the valleys, formed by rainwater. These lines of sedimentation exposed by erosion display a range of hues. The array of color seen on some of the valleys is due to the difference in heat of the lava layers. Such patterns can be also seen in Uçhisar, Çavusin/Güllüdere, Göreme/Meskendir, Ortahisar/Kizilçukur and Pancarlik valleys.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 38' 1.26" N 34° 53' 26.33" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup's area.

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    Urgup's Family Group Fairy Chimneys

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 11, 2008

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    The Urgup's most famous family of fairy chimneys: a mother, a father and a daughter! Three million years ago, volcanic eruptions left pyroclastic deposits over the area that has been eroded ever since by heat, frost, wind, and rain water into these neat pinnacles with hats. These fairy chimneys are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Urgup on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38° 38' 2.65" N 34° 53' 29.73" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Urgup's Family Group Fairy Chimneys.

    You may watch my 1 min 57 sec VIDEO-Clip Urgup - Fairy Chimneys Slide-show with Mustafa Sandal All my life music.

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    Hospital Monastery

    by ozalp Written Jul 29, 2008

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    This is one of the most heard monasteries, but I couldn’t see it until my third visit. We read about the monastery at the breakfast and we focused on to reaching it. Turned from its sign, had to leave the car in a distance, walked the rest between wild flowers.
    It is an unspoiled spot, a complex. Some parts are collapsed but the firm rooms have a lot to see. Regular wall pictures is something you can see anywhere in Cappadocia, but this place has also a strange unique thing. There is a carved, 3d figure in one of the rooms. It is like a man with opened arms. It is over a corner, standing like it is about to hug somebody. The room which has the carving is one of the rooms on the left when your face is looking to the monasteries decorated doors. Don’t leave the place without seeing it, because there isn't anything similar in whole Cappadocia region.

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