Just like out of a fairy tale, Cappadocia in Turkey is every bit as magical as you think it would be. From moonlike landscapes to underground cities, it’s definitely a region that should be high up on your travel bucket list.  

See the top reasons why you should visit Cappadocia:

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

You haven’t been to Cappadocia if you haven’t taken a hot air balloon ride. Take the ultimate experience and ride in a hot air balloon at sunrise and soar through the sky with impressive views of Cappadocia down below. You will truly get the most incredible bird’s eye view.

Explore underground cities

The caves were excavated as early as the Hittite times and were expanded over the years as various hostile forces came in search of wealth and captives. People often had to hide from these armies so they would escape underground. Now lies underground cities beneath the rock formations with a maze of narrow tunnels, steps, and connecting rooms.

Lunar Landscapes

The weather conditions created the iconic Cappadocia landscape. The lava from volcanic eruptions formed tuff rock, which wind and rain sculpted into valleys, cliffs, and the fairy chimneys. It’s described as looking almost moon-like and could easily be mistaken for a planet from a scene in Star Wars.

Görme Open Air Museum

Wander through the open-air museum to find cave churches and frescoes dating back from the 10th to 12th century. Fun Fact: The Görme is a member of the UNESCO World Heritage List and was one of the first two UNESCO sites in Turkey, which means it’s important!

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