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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Urgup
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

quite interesting visiting the cave dwellings to gain some idea how things were and people lived generations ago.

Visited June 2014
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“Caves that count”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

A chance to walk through these ancient dwellings and wonder how people actually lived there... the play of light and shadow makes for interesting pictures.

Visited July 2014
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“Unique, Breathtaking, A Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We spent two days touring this area. It included the Cave Dwellings, Fairy Chimneys and Underground Cities. Every one of these attractions is unique and breathtaking. It is truly a photographer's dream. To enjoy all these attractions, you have to be ready to walk and climb mostly gentle hills. We (a gorup of about 12 people) were very fortunate to have a guide (Keziban Karatay) from HtR Tourism and Travel Agency. She brought all these natural wonders to life. Her knowledge of history (relating to the underground cities), archaeology, animal and plant life is impressive to say the least. We also had the pleasure of staying in a cave hotel. What a pleasant experience that was. The little town of Urgup is chock full of restaurants and quaint shops.
One of the activities that we enjoyed the most was a two hour trek through the Pigeon Valley. Our guide, Keziban was full of information about the "pigeon houses", the exceptional shaped structures carved by weather, wind and time, the palnts and animals in this area.
I have to thank Keziban for making this part of our Turkey trip truly memorable. Starting from day 1, she was full of energy, enthusiasm and excitement about what she was going to show us. She fielded all questions patiently and was never impatient. Her knowledge of Turkish history, culture and economy is impressive. Most importantly, she loves being a guide and it shows! We have travelled around the world and taken many guided tours. Keziban stands out as an exceptional guide. HtR Tourism & Travel Agency is fortunate to have an employee like Keziban.

Visited May 2014
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Port Ewen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Very unique place! There are many sights, including the Fairy Chimneys, monasteries, underground cities, and we even stayed in a cave hotel. All caves, all the time! Amazing how the people lived here, raised pigeons (which are still there) and collected the guano for fertilizer through small openings on the cliffsides, farmed, created incredible paintings to decorate the walls of the monasteries, many still exist. The area is like Bryce Canyon in the US, but more vast and imagine people living in the hoodoos. Even today, there are some modern private homes that are in the caves. Underground cities can get claustrophobic as you descend. Wear good walking shoes.

Visited August 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Open Air Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

The tour guides are well educated and make the history of the area come alive. They are very friendly and accommodating to young children especially in this area where there is quite a bit of walking. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and imagine having to live in caves.

Visited June 2014
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