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Cappadocia, the Open Air Museum of Turkey

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The region of Cappadocia is located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia.

Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain and ice sculpted the region which we now know as Cappadocia.

The local people referred to these unique rock formations “fairy chimneys”, a name that has endured throughout the ages. If nature was the first artist to arrange the decor, it was Anatolian man who carved the rock and built houses, churches and over 250 underground cities out of it over the centuries.

For most people, the name Cappadocia suggests the towns of Uçhisar, Göreme, Avanos, Ürgüp, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara, where the land has been shaped into fantastic forms over the course of millions of years.

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