Cappadocia in Turkey... A must see


Turkey is rich in beauty in all its spectra and it contains the most beautiful tourist places in the world and every city in Turkey is a wonderful tourist destination in itself as each city has a special character and different historical and distinctive tourist attractions that make it no less important and beauty than the most famous cities in the world.


Among the most important tourist cities in Turkey is the city of Cappadocia, famous for its airships and nature, with caves and houses carved into rocks.

The city of Cappadocia is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Turkey and every year it is visited by millions of tourists from different countries of the world to enjoy the magic of pure nature and its scenery.


the Turkish city of Cappadocia:

The city of Cappadocia is located approximately in the center of Turkey and in the province of Nevsehir, between the cities of Ankara, Sivas, Konya and Malatya. It is located to the east of what is known as the Anatolian Plateau and southwest of the city of Kayseri.


Its name dates back to the end of the sixth century B.C. and means (the land of beautiful horses), as it is famous for breeding horses, especially during the war period and the population depends on their livelihood on agriculture and tourism.


And the names of the Turkish city of Cappadocia have multiplied throughout history, according to the civilizations and peoples in which they lived, as they are known to the Persians as Ketabatoka, meaning the land of beautiful horses.

While other sources mentioned that the name is derived from the Hittite language and has been called the province of Cilicia. In Elamite language inscriptions it was known as Kapta. And among the Acadians, it was known as Tuka.


It was inhabited by the Persians, then the Hittites, after them the Assyrians, and during the Middle Ages, during the Byzantine era, the Turkish tribes came to settle there and since 1915 Turkish nationalities formed the majority of the population of this region.

Today, the Turkish city of Cappadocia has become one of the most important tourist areas in Turkey, due to its unique geological, historical and cultural landmarks.


Cappadocia, is composed of a plain on top of a plateau that reaches a height of 1000 m above sea level, and this plain is interspersed with a number of volcanic peaks, and the highest mountain in Cappadocia, is of 3916 m.


Tourist attractions in the Turkish city of Cappadocia:

Thanks to its distinguished location, its geological nature, Cappadocia today has the most important places and tourist attractions in Turkey and the world, and among the most important we mention:


Goreme Museum: It is a museum that embraces at its entrance a number of ancient churches and monasteries which construction dates back to the tenth century AD and the twelfth century AD during the period of the Byzantine Empire, like Church of St. Barbara.


Zelve Museum: The museum contains a number of monasteries that date back to the ninth century AD, in addition to the caves carved inside the desert due to erosion.


Goreme Village: One of the most beautiful natural phenomena is the phenomenon of natural mountain chimneys, and residents of the area have discovered that lime is an easy material to dig, so they have carved out houses, caves, and palaces for themselves in it.

The villages are distinguished by its impressive view of the seas, mazes and caves, and the most important activity one can enjoy visiting this village is riding a hot air balloon and visiting the Church of Evil.


The city of Derinkuyu: The city of the jinn underground. The history of this region dates back to the Bronze Age, and was famous during the Byzantine Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries AD when Christians were hiding in their mazes and tunnels to escape from the invaders, and now the place is open to visitors and contains four levels of rooms and mazes.


Red Valley: It is characterized by its rocky cliffs that are red, orange and rose, formed due to volcanic eruptions on the one hand, and erosion factors on the other hand, it is famous for cultivating vineyards.


Ihlara Valley: It is located in the southwestern side of the city, and is characterized by its picturesque nature where the majestic green trees blend with the ancient monasteries.

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