Cappadocia: The Land Of Beautiful Horses
Lying within the boundaries of middle Anatolian cities like Nevsehir, Kayseri and Aksaray; Cappadocia is one of the main touristic areas of Turkey containing the most extraordinary sightseeings such as Uchisar, Urgup, Goreme, Avanos and Zelve.
Dating back to the ancient ages, Cappadocia had been under the reign of many different nations, accumulated all the juicy stuff from these nations and created its very own unique history and culture. Cappadocia’s well-deserved fame of course mostly stems from the fairy chimneys that are probably the most amazing, most weird natural formations one can ever see.
Persians that ruled these lands for a long time, called the place as Katpatuka meaning “the land of beautiful horses.” This name comes from the fact that, the local residents were great horse masters and they raised a very special and noble kind of horse in the area: Jades. If this did not come familiar at first, let us remind you Shadowfax, the snowy white of Gandalf that runs faster than the wind in the Lord of the Rings series. This information might not give you the meaning of life of course, but you can impress your friends.
Fasten your seatbelts, because in Cappadocia you will come across to the most unforgettable, most iconic scenes like “Sunrise in Cappadocia” , “Sunset in Cappadocia” or “Cappadocia under snow”… It is different in every season of year, every moment of the days. It is timeless. With every step you take, with every corner you turn you will have memories that will stick with you forever. We say “This makes me want to be a poet” when we see something very inspiring and Cappadocia is definitely is a place that makes one want to be a poet. And for the people that are not gifted with great poetry skills, they can also try their chances with photography. Cappadocia is the perfect spot for that.
In Cappadocia you can see the rock-carved houses, monasteries, churches in Goreme Open Air Museum, you can enjoy the amazing sunrise on a hot-air balloon trip with the first daylights in Urgup, you can take a journey seven floors underground and take an insight look into ancient people’s daily lives, security measures, religious rituals in Derinkuyu. You can take a long; but mesmerizing walk in Ihlara Valley that looks a lot like paradise. In Uchisar you can enjoy the great views of the area and in Avanos you can learn the details of the pottery art and you can even create your own mug, jug or pot.