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Göreme National Park

Listed under National Parks in Central Antolia, Turkey.

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'In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.'

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Göreme National Park

Centuries of erosion from rain and wind and lava from active volcanoes formed the Göreme National Park’s fantastic terrain out of bare rock. The memorizing landscape is littered with countless fairy chimneys, caves and beautiful rock formations. The park also supports a deep cultural connection, dating back to Roman times. The indigenous culture carved homes out of the rocks for hundreds of years and underground villages with chapels and monasteries with detailed religious paintings can be found within the area.

Göreme National Park is a storied history that offers incredible views. It is suggested that visiting between March and November will maximize the experience of viewing one of nature's most unusual phenomena.

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