Photos: Cappadocia, the Land of Fairy Chimneys

29 October 2011 | By Pawel

Topics: Photography, Places, Turkey

 

One of the main attractions in Cappadocia is to experience a hot air balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys that turn the landscape into something that you normally see only in sci-fi movies. Especially at sunrise, when most of the flights are scheduled, the views tend to be particularly spectacular. Tens of balloons start their majestic ride into the air, drifting slowly higher an higher with no rush and almost no sound.

Goreme village in Cappadocia, Turkey

There is however a “but”- the weather need to be perfect that morning, otherwise your flight is cancelled or postponed. By that they mean clear skies with no wind.

As you might have already guessed, there will be no photos from the balloons, as we didn’t have the weather on our side this time. The day we landed we weren’t (alright I wasn’t) sure whether we could still fit it in with our budget (it costs anywhere between 100-150 Euros per person for a 1 hour ride. Pretty steep!) and by the time we did decide for it, the weather gave way.

But even apart from that there are plenty of amazing places to visit in Cappadocia and here are our photos as proof that you don’t need to spend a small fortune to enjoy the scenery here.

Goreme village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme village in Cappadocia, Turkey

A rather furry and peaceful camel

 Goreme village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Underground cities in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Village in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Village in Cappadocia, Turkey

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8 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. magda says:

    ineffably beautiful, I’m amazed!

  2. neetha says:

    woman the pictures are fabulous!!! had me drooling:) hugs to the both of u …the middle kingdom awaits u

  3. Incredible photos! Ok adding it our list of places to go! Great!!!! ;)

  4. How amazing! These photos are great! Thanks for sharing your Cappadocia photos. Makes me want to head there now.

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