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A popular attraction in central Turkey, Cappadocia is known for the fairy-tale-like rock formations that bespeckle the region. Called fairy chimneys, or hoodoos, these formations have been carved by erosion over the millennia. Fairy chimneys can be found in other parts of the world such as Bryce Canyon in Utah or Badlands National Monument in South Dakota, but Cappadocia’s early inhabitants turned them into an extensive network of homes and churches. Christians fleeing Roman persecution took refuge in Cappadocia’s rocky terrain early in the first millennium. By the 4th century, a monastic community formed in central Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, Turkey! One of the best decisions i've ever made! So beautiful, spiritual, and fun to do!
Whole new meaning to the term cave man, check out Cappadocia, makes me want to jump into the picture!
Cappadocia (Turkey). 'The hard-set honeycomb landscape looks like it was sculpted by a swarm of genius bees, and the true cause – the cooling effects of a major volcanic eruption – is only slightly less crazy. Humans have also left their mark here in the frescoes of Byzantine churches and complex underground cities.' www.lonelyplanet....