Friday, May 26, 2017

Cappadocia: Goreme Museum, Avanos, Pasabag Valley and Underground City in Turkey


Cappadocia is a very beautiful city which has many unique rock formation of its landscapes, rock-cut churches and mysterious underground cities. It is a must to visit Cappadocia when you visit Turkey. Cappadocia is located in the middle of Turkey and to get there is the only way by plane, from Istanbul to Cappadocia. We followed the local tour entirely in Cappadocia to Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Pasabag Valley and Underground City of Kaymakli & Citadel of Uchisar. It is impossible to get around in Cappadocia by public transportation due to the locations and language barrier. We were fortunate that we were in a small group tour of 10 of us. 

Do remember to arrange hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia with your tour guide as it is prearranged a day or two days early to avoid disappointment. We didn't manage to experience hot air balloon ride due to snowing and windy in the morning.  

Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey
Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey
One of the rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) at Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey
One of the rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) at Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Open Air Museum is a member of UNESCO World Heritage since 1984 in Cappadocia, Turkey
Goreme Open Air Museum is a member of UNESCO World Heritage since 1984 in Cappadocia, Turkey
Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum were operated between 10th to 12th centuries at Cappadocia in Turkey
Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum were operated between 10th to 12th centuries at Cappadocia in Turkey

The locals are still staying in this old city of Avanos which is still famous for its earthenware pottery production in Cappadocia, Turkey
The locals are still staying in this old city of Avanos which is still famous for its earthenware pottery production in Cappadocia, Turkey
The popular town of Avanos is set on the banks of the Kizlirmak the Red River, is one of the popular tourist destination to visit in Cappadocia, Turkey
The popular town of Avanos is set on the banks of the Kizlirmak the Red River, is one of the popular tourist destination to visit in Cappadocia, Turkey


Pasabag Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey
Pasabag Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey
Underground city of Kaymakli & Citadel in Capadocia, Turkey
Underground city of Kaymakli & Citadel in Capadocia, Turkey


An ancient multi-level underground city to shelter over 20,000 people together with their livesstock and food stores in Underground City of Kaymakli and Citadel of Cappadocia, Turkey
An ancient multi-level underground city to shelter over 20,000 people together with their livesstock and food stores in Underground City of Kaymakli and Citadel of Cappadocia, Turkey
Each room is connected to next room and every floor in the underground city of Kaymakli and Citadel in Cappadocia, Turkey
Each room is connected to next room and every floor in the underground city of Kaymakli and Citadel in Cappadocia, Turkey

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