Famous for its weird and wonderful natural rock formations and unique historical heritage, Cappadocia (pronounced as Cappadoshia) कैपेदोशिया, is a must do place in Turkey besides Istanbul. This is a place where you can let your imaginations go wild with the rock formations.
What do they look like? Mushrooms or … ?
We had just a day in Cappadocia, the sky was lovely with white fluffy clouds and I was lost in the world of valleys where rocks were shaped like mushrooms, lizards, camels and even dervishes!
Can you see the doors & windows in this rock? That’s how the monks lived.
One of the best places to see these strange formations is the town of Göreme, which is located among a large number of tuff cones, termed fairy chimneys. The fairy chimneys have been formed as the result of wind and water erosion of two different volcanic layers: A thick layer of tuff (consolidated volcanic ash) covered by a thin layer of basalt that is more resistant to erosion. Due to the ease of carving into the tuff, many of the fairy chimneys at Cappadocia have been hollowed out over the centuries to create houses, churches and storage facilities.
The holes served as windows in this three storey ‘building’.
The Turkish Evil eye protecting the land.
Goreme Open air Museum.
The landscape of Cappadocia is fantastic and filled with fairy chimneys. A hot air balloon ride will take you around this fantasy.
The surreal rocks and the tourists on camel.
And a Camel rock!! A rock in the shape of a camel. 🙂
Climb a small hill and you’ll find pure white sand like snow!
And to end the trip, enjoy the Belly dance, without which, visit to any town in Turkey isn’t complete. 🙂
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Wow…amazing place. Very lucky to travel to this part of the world.
Thanks, this part of the world is very surreal…. the imaginations can go as wild as you want them to be. 🙂
The rock formations are so cool! 🙂
looks beautiful, Nisha! reminds me of Hampi!
Wow. This really makes me want to go here. Such wide open spaces, stunning.
Nice to meet you, Nisha! This is a fascinating place! We have a few unusual rock formation places in the western states of the US–one is called “The Garden of the Gods” in Colorado Springs, and the other is “the Badlands” in South Dakota. They are similar but I have to admit these in Turkey are even more phenomenal!
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AWWWWW! Your pictures made me miss Cappadocia. Want to go back now.
What wonderful shots of this amazing scenery.
Excellent captures! To live in those homes would definitely be a wonderful experience.
Love the strange shapes of the rocks
Great series of wonderful landscapes and beautiful skies.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.
Wonderful rock formations, very well captured.
Wow, beautiful! 🙂
Wow, lovely place Nisha !! Turkey is one place I always wanted to be but I am just waiting if I could get some official trip somewhere near to fulfill this dream… If I do in time to come will surly visit this one.
I was just reading a little bit about this place with my son and fantasizing about going there. Thank you for your post! 🙂
What an amazing scenery! This formations are really impressive! Wonderful photos!
I’ve been to Istanbul but spared out Cappadocia & Pammukale for another trip. I would love to be there someday and see the sun rising over these rock formations. Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are lovely!
They are so surreal, you can spend days to imagine different figures. 🙂
Hampi?? Not really. I can’t see anything resembling to Hampi here. 🙂
What made you think of Hampi?
Do go, it’s a place worth visiting.
Never been to that side of the US. Do you have any photos?
Turkey is indeed beautiful.
You have a lovely blog on Turkey. Never miss it, just go back ! 😀
Turkey is very beautiful.
It looks like to us but ask them, how difficult it was. 😀
Are they not looking more than just a stone? 😛
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
Turkey is a beautiful country. You know what? I want to do at least a month long backpacking there. 🙂
You are welcome sweet lady. 🙂
Yes, they are! Out of this world. Thank you.
Oh that’s bad. When I knew I was going to Turkey, this was one of the places I wanted to go.
I can yet again! 😀