In Photos: Floating Over Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey

Watching dawn break over the spectacular landscape of Cappadocia is a breathtaking sight and best appreciated from a balloon.

This dramatic terrain is made up of consolidated volcanic ash – known as tuff – that has eroded over millions of years to form surreal shapes and caves. Early Christians hid in these caves to evade persecution by invading Romans. These are still in use today and some have been converted to beautiful little hotels and home-stays, that are way more atmospheric than the larger chains in Goreme.

Below are a few images from our balloon ride.

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Balloon and Cave Dwellings – Cappadocia

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A stomach churning look down just after take off!

Until next time…happy travels, no matter where life takes you.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

106 thoughts on “In Photos: Floating Over Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey

  1. Ah now I know why I missed this post, I was traveling to Medan and Lake Toba when you published this. 🙂
    I’ve always wanted to go to Turkey. But I’m not sure if I can do that any sooner. Maybe next year. *fingers crossed*

  2. My dad just came back from Turkey and had amazing things to say about it. I can’t wait to visit! Love these photos…

  3. I’m finally catching up but will come back to comment on other/future posts. Thanks for your patience! 🙂

      1. WoW! I should feel better… but as I write, I’m plodding through it. Looking forward to emptying out my box of all 3500 emails. 🙂

        1. It’s tempting but my Catholic guilt prevents it… They are not all posts; a mix of good mail, junk mail and blog posts… about 500 or so are blog posts. 🙂

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