Hot air balloons in the skies of Cappadoccia. Picture: Life To Show/ Instagram
Hot air balloons in the skies of Cappadoccia. Picture: Life To Show/ Instagram

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By Travel Reporter Time of article published Oct 10, 2018

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Cappadocia is a semi-arid region in central Turkey, that is known for its distinctive tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere.

A geological oddity of honeycombed hills, with accordion-ridged valleys, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream - the town could easily be mistaken for a psychedelics' paradise, or that Mother Nature was on psychedelics when she created Cappadoccia.

Visitors are encouraged to visit small towns Göreme - where travellers get to go on a hike through the famous Rose Valley -  and Ürgüp, where there are tours of the old Cappadoccia village that once existed in Ürgüp with the traditional stone architecture.

Güllüdere Vadısı (Rose Valley) in Cappadoccia, Turkey. Picture: Supplied

This semi-arid region features quite a lot to see for a small area in Turkey.

From little-visited rock-cut churches that date back to the 9th century and the Byzantine era, to cafes and hotels created inside some of Cappadoccia's oldest caves. It is all worth exploring.

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