Cappadocia is a historical land in Turkey. The name Cappadocia is traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history and being widely used as an international tourism concept in Turkey to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, especially the “fairy chimney” and other unique historical and cultural heritage. One of the famous things to do in Cappadocia is enjoying the hot air balloon rides. Let’s check out the best attractions that you should definitely know before you plan to go to Cappadocia:-
1. Goreme Open Air Museum
This museum is one of the best attractions in Cappadocia. The museum resembles a vast monastic area that comprises of an adjacent monasteries reflection, each with its own church. The Goreme Open Air Museum has been listed as one of a UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1984 and is the first of two UNESCO sites in Turkey.
Among the best places in Cappadocia, Pasabag is the one you should not miss out to visit. It is located on the road to Zelve from Goreme and Avanos. Situated in the middle of a vineyard, you will see the incredible earth pillars of Pasabag.
3. Town Of Avanos
If you are a pottery lover, Avanos is the right place to go. You will learn the ways how to make pottery. Avanos is one of the best places in Turkey because it is famous for its market. All the local products will attract every visitor with their village men skill in making pots, plates, wine holders and even ashtrays and chess sets. The skills have mostly been handed down from generation to generation.
4. Devrent Valley
One of the best sightseeing attractions in Cappadocia is Devrent Valley. This valley is popularly known as the Imaginary Valley or as the Pine Valley. You can see how every of its small fairy chimneys form a lunar landscape or moonscape. It also has many animal shaped rocks that look like a sculpture zoo made by nature.
5. Kaymakli, Underground City
Kaymakli, underground city was built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli. It was opened to the visitor around the year 1964. It consists of 8 floors below ground, and four of the levels can be explored by the visitors. Do not miss to explore this underground city.
6. Ozkonak, Underground City
Other than Kaymakli, Ozkonak is also one of the best underground cities to be visited in Cappadocia. This city was discovered in 1972 and there are 10 floors. However, only four is opened at the moment because some of them have been exactly cleaned yet.
7. Red Rose Valley
Red Rose Valley is famous with its no.1 spot for sunset in Turkey. The Red Rose got their name from the pinkish red colored rocks that vary throughout different times of the day. You will see the rocks turn pinker as the sun sinks further down.
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