Have you ever imagined living in a cave? Yes this might remind us of the story of Fred Flintstone & Family cartoons. You can feel it all if you traveled to Cappadocia. There’s still a unique view of the city as depicted in the film.
Cappadocia is located in Turkey, about 200 miles south of Ankara. Stretches between the Taurus Mountains and the Black Sea. There are a whole underground city buildings made of stone. And this city is the first city in the world that people lived underground. Cave of stone buildings that had been there since thousands of years ago and the city was first carved by the Hittites from the Hittites. More than 3,000 years ago.
Cappadocia city was once found and formed by the Hittites of the royal Hittite. Hittite kingdom is one of the most advanced in the ancient world empires who ruled from 1700 BC to 1190 BC. Cappadocia has entered the ranks of one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is very amazing. It is also a popular tourist spot in the world.
Hundreds of ancient houses and large forts are connected up to the mountains. Derived from sedimentary rocks formed from volcanic material millions of years ago, which was eroded by wind and rain to make Cappadocia formed in such a way. The rocks that form like towers and pillars. The rocks at the time of thousands of years ago has carved a cave house in which they live and there is also a church and monastery. Cappadocia underground city preserved by the mysterious past of existing buildings of the Roman Empire and even then still looks good from the outside as well as inside the building.
But in the present, the houses in Cappadocia are no longer inhabited by people such antiquity, houses here now been turned into a luxury hotel, restaurant, museum, even the high-end boutiques. One of them is The Gore me Open Air Museum, this place is the most visited site by tourists.
In addition you can stroll while enjoying the view of the stone buildings and the underground city, you can also see the sights here using air balloon. Every morning there will be a hot air balloon that has been prepared for the tourists who want to see the whole scenery of the upper air. Landscape here is very amazing; the place looks like the moon is in the earth’s surface. Cappadocia is the only place on earth that is similar to the surface of the moon, thousands of acres of treeless rock landscape that is the cause.
The journey will spend the time of 13 hours, including a break of Izmir. That’s all certainly will pay off with a beauty that you will enjoy there. We can reach it by land transportation like buses, trains, cars and travel from city Ankara and Istanbul. Region this area will be very crowded in the summer months of June. But if you want to enjoy the winter came in January, the area is covered by snow.
Morning balloons preparations in Cappadocia
Cappadocia caves houses at night
Cappadocia caves houses