Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Cappadocia is a region of exceptional natural wonders. Ancient volcanoes that have erupted years ago led to the formation and erosion of spectacular structures such as pillars, caves and fairy chimneys . Over the years, people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia region carved out houses, churches and monasteries from these soft rocks of volcanic deposits. Fell sick for a day in Goreme and missed out on visiting the Goreme Open air museum where beautiful frescos can be seen. But at least I had the chance to trek up the Ihlara valley and visited the cave chapels of Selime. 

Houses carved into the caves at Cappadocia 

Ancient frescos drawn by monks from Jerusalem in a cave at  Ihlara Valley

An overview of the starting point of our trek at Ihlara Valley

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