Set your Foot on Moon without Leaving the Earth!
Hot air balloons above the unique landscapes create magic in Cappadocia
Do you know there’s a magical place in our very own Earth that just looks like another planet? It sounds funny and strange. But Turkey has that magical place; located in central Anatolia, Cappadocia is a must visit place when you’re planning your Turkey holidays. With pale-golden landscape of strange formations, Cappadocia is a marvel that appears on every intrepid explorer’s wish-list.
Explore the Magical Cappadocia Now
Everyone knows that a few weird things can be truly amazing. Cappadocia’s landscape is what makes it so magical on earth. Its honeycombed hills and towering boulders makes the region Moonscape and otherworldly.
The history behind the Fairy Chimneys
Discover the magical Fairy Chimneys that formed due to volcanic erosion. Over the time, the volcano continued to erupt and formed layers of thick ash, which later transformed into a soft rock. Due to the natural forces like erosion, the harder elements were left behind forming today’s fairy chimneys that stretch as high as 130 feet. And these rock formations have witnessed the history of the region for millions of years.
Hot Air Balloon Ride – Views of Cappadocia are Just Insane
Hop on to a hot air balloon to experience the beauty of Cappadocia’s moonscape. Don’t worry! The cost of the hot air balloon ride is pretty less here compared to other locations in the world. Enjoy a journey to the azure sky and experience the bird’s eye view of these Fairy Chimneys.
Usually, the hot air balloon rides take off early hours of the day. Prefer to take early appointments to enjoy the breathtaking views of Cappadocia especially when the sun begins to rise. Make sure to bring your camera along with you to capture the mystifying landscapes.
The Underground Cities Will Stun You
Cappadocia is home to intriguing landscapes and places that are hidden deep under the ground. Yes, Cappadocia has 36 underground cities among which Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı are the most popular ones to explore. Due to the soft nature of volcanic rocks, people have built these extensive underground cities around their homes to protect themselves from attacks.
Derinkuyu was built during the Byzantine era. Derinkuyu has more than eight levels of carved rock and it is believed that the city was able to house 20,000 people including their livestock and food. Today half of Derinkuyu is open for public for viewing.
Kaymaklı was built under the great hill called Citadel of Kaymakli and its history dates back to the Hittites Period. The city was opened to public in 1964. The people of Kaymakli have built their houses over a vast network of hundred tunnels approximately. Explore this wide enchanting underground city situated on Ihlara Road which is 10 kilometers away from Derinkuyu.
Spectacular Viewpoints will Make you Insta-famous
Want to become Instagram fame? Then you’ve to check these viewpoints to show your photography skills.
Goreme’s sunset point, Three Sister Rock, and Goreme’s sunset point are few of the many spots that will never disappoint you to take fantastic photos. However, there’s no need to hunt for viewpoints, the land is so magical and makes you popular even when you take photos during sunrises and sunsets.
Cappadocia is awesome year-round and it transforms into new wonderland during its winters. Capture this beautiful landscape when it is snowing in winters and surely this will steal your heart.
Pro-Tip for your Cappadocia Visit
There are aplenty things to do in Cappadocia. The Turkish city is massive and if you’re planning a vacation for at least 10 to 15 days, you can go for hiking, historical tours, mountain biking, cultural tours etc. Other things that you must experience include art shops, Uchisar palace, and cave monasteries. Get fascinated by the arts and handicrafts like impressive carpets and pottery products. Lastly, don’t miss exploring the valleys like Zemi valley, rose valley, Ihlara valley, and red valley at your own pace and make memories for lifetime.