Cappadocia is a fairytale land in the middle of Anatolia, Turkey. It is a land in which history, architecture, nature, and scenery have blended perfectly. Cappadocia, meaning the “Land of Beautiful Horses” in the ancient Persian tongue, is one of the oldest heartlands in the world—which is why everyone who comes here falls in love with it. Which is why it loves everyone who comes here.
Cappadocia truly is a blend, a mixture of ancient cultures. The land inspired every community that settled here, and every culture that lived here has left its marks on history, passing on messages into the future.
Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, ancient Greeks, Byzantines, Seljuk Turks, Ottomans, Armenians, and Cappadocians have all lived in Cappadocia, building their worlds and their cultures: They carved the rocks, adorned the stones, built churches, chapels, and temples. They built houses, streets, and cities. They put human love into every detail, even constructing homes for pigeons among the silent rocks. And this is when the rocks began to speak to nature itself.
The region enjoys a beauty created not only by the hand of man, but mainly by nature. Rocks composed of various minerals and metals were eroded due to climatic conditions and movements of the earth. Valleys, canyons, nature-sculptured rock statues, and ‘fairy chimneys’ came into being.
This is why people come here—not only for a holiday, but also to see, to learn, and literally to touch the traces of the past. Every part of Cappadocia is mysterious and rich with history. Even from the same spot, it’s hard take the same picture twice because Cappadocia is always changing, never quite giving up all its mystery.
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