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