Fairy Chimney Hotel in Göreme ll

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    The region of Cappadocia (Capadokya) is located in central Turkey, and is the setting for one of the strangest landscapes in the world. The deep valleys and soaring rock formations are volcanic rock formations, slowing eroding away to create the strange "Fairy Chimneys" (so called because locals thought they were so magical and extraordinary that only fairies could have created them). Many of these fairy chimneys have been hollowed out by industrious ancient people, who created homes, chapels, tombs and pigeon houses from the soft, carve-able rock. They also tunneled below, creating underground cities, some 8 stories down.

    MattBernier, IC-UC, jdkattner, and 102 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sergiopigo 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Castelfranco Mega Shot (solo con invito), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. gira_sole 65 months ago | reply

      Mega Shot!
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    3. kypt@nuy ~ very busy!!! 64 months ago | reply

      Awesome place... nicely captured!

      Mega Shot!
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    4. G&DStewart 59 months ago | reply

      wow. I didn't know such a place existed.

    5. jaymasood 55 months ago | reply

      Great Shot!

      Thank you for sharing it under Creative Commons license.

      I have used it in my Travelogue of an Armchair Traveller and have given due credit to you.

      The travelogue is a non-profit ads free blog which I have created as a pastime and I do not derive any monetary benefit from it.

      CuriousJM

    6. green_lover 54 months ago | reply

      Fantastic place!
      Is there snow on this photo?

    7. texastravel 45 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Great World Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. pawightm (Patricia) 35 months ago | reply

      This is one of the most astonishing architectural / landscape photos I've ever seen. Wonderful image and fascinating information. I love this.

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