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Introduction

Goreme, Turkey

Goreme, Turkey

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Cappadocia refers to a historical region in the central part of Turkey. It is mostly located in the Nevsehir Province in Central Anatolia.

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Sights and Activities

Göreme National Park

Göreme National Park is one of the most beautiful naturally formed sights, located in the Nevsehir Province in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Two of the inactive volcanoes surrounding the region used to be active in earlier geological periods and with the eruption of the volcanoes the whole region was covered with tufa. Over the centuries with the rain and the wind several fairy chimneys, caves and rock formations were formed.

Göreme National Park is composed of caves that have 12 churches, a dining room and a kitchen. It is a religious site used by Roman Christians in order to hide themselves. In fact some say that the word Goreme derived from Turkish word gorme which means "don't see". It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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