"The magical, fantasy world of Kapadokya" Top 5 Page for this destination Goreme by Tijavi
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Kapadokya's whimsical fairy chimneys and nature-scarred lunar landscape capture the essence of what 'otherworldly' represents. Whether viewed above from a hot air balloon or experienced up close, these magnificent wonders of nature create a feeling of being in another world - a magical, fantasy world that is as sublime as it is surreal. With Kapadokya, who needs to spend millions to fly to the moon or experience interplanetary tourism?
Beneath this out-of-this-world facade, Kapadokya is in reality 'earthly' at its core. The food is glorious, the wines are a revelation, and the village life that pervades (after weekend tourists have left, that is) is pleasantly rustic and friendly. Spiritually and culturally, those seeking more profound divine inspiration will rejoice in Kapadokya's Byzantine frescoes etched inside rock-cut churches.
The more I rhapsodize about Kapadokya's charms, the more I realize the three days I had there as not enough, and the more I dream of coming back. What is comforting is that unlike interplanetary tourism or utopias like the Land of Oz or Shangri-la, there is a fair chance of fulfilling my Kapadokyan dream. Yet again.
- Pros:Small town appeal, spectacular attractions
- Cons:Very touristy during major holidays
- In a nutshell:Best travel destination in central Turkey
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