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Cappadocia in Turkey is famous for magnificent valleys and unique formations shaped by the eruptions of three volcanoes; Mount Erciyes (3,917m), Mount Hasan (3,263m) and Mount Melendiz (2,963m). These valleys were used to hide the first churches of Cappadocia carved into fairy chimneys and caves.

Rose Valley is a large valley located between Goreme and Cavusin villages, and it is divided into many smaller valleys: Gulludere, Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu valleys. This beautiful valley gets its name from the rose-colored rock that varies in hue and intensity depending on time of day, season and weather conditions. There are several cave churches, cave houses and cave tunnels in this valley, two of the best known churches being the Hacli Church and the Ayvali Church.

This is a panoramic view of the Rose Valley, with the Plateau Bozdag (1330m)dominating the background

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