Watch The Sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

If a trip to Turkey is on your bucket list, you’ll want to check out a town named Goreme, located in the Cappadocia region; Goreme is the ideal starting point to explore this magical region. Its buildings and residences are skillfully carved from solid rock faces, and rock formations dubbed “fairy chimneys” formed from volcanic elements, dot the horizon. To make your trip a true one-of-a-kind experience, stay in one of its “cave” hotels which are surprisingly packed with modern amenities.

Wander around the Goreme Open Air Museum, a Unesco World Heritage site which showcases a number of old churches carved out of the rock mass that abounds the area. You might be surprised to learn that just a few minutes away from the town, there are underground cities one can explore; interestingly these cities were used many years ago to avoid attacks from marauders. If you’d like to see more of Goreme’s breathtaking scenery, take a hot air balloon ride and sore over the awesome landscapes and rock formations that Cappadocia is famous for.

Fairy Chimneys in Goreme
Fairy Chimneys in Goreme
Rock Houses in Cappadocia
Rock Houses in Cappadocia | Flickr: zolakoma
Fairy Chimneys in Goreme
Fairy Chimneys in Goreme | Flickr: blieusong
Evening in Cappadocia
Evening in Cappadocia | 500px: Charlton C
Hot Air Balloon launch in Goreme, Cappadocia
Hot Air Balloon launch in Goreme, Cappadocia | Flickr: Moyan Brenn
Cappadocia Balloon Inflating
Cappadocia Balloon Inflating | Flickr: blieusong
Balloon flight in Cappadocia, Turkey
Balloon flight in Cappadocia, Turkey | Flickr: Mr Hicks46
Balloons over Goreme
Balloons over Goreme | Flickr: teosaurio