Turkey’s Cappadocia, a must see for History lovers.

Most people visit Turkey to enjoy villa holidays and the night life in places like Antalya and Fethiye but if you are one of the few looking to experience the culture and history of the country then there’s no better place to start than in Cappadocia.

World famous for its chimney-shaped rock formations; Cappadocia in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Nevşehir has many sites including the ruins at Mustafapaşa, Gülşehir Açıksaray and Zelve, the churches of Çavuşin, El Nazar, Karanlık and Gülşehir St. Jean, the Archaeology and Ethnography museums at Nevşehir, Ürgüp and Hacıbektaş, Hacıbektaş Atatürk House, Hacıbektaş Veli Museum, and the underground cities at Kaymaklı, Derinkuyu, Tatlarin and Özkonak.

According to the province’s official records the Cappadocia region was visited by 874,911 tourists in 2009 between January and July and it has played host to 1.1 million tourists in the same period this year. According to expert predictions, tourists to the region will top 2 million at the end of the year; it is definitely a must see when in Turkey.

 

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