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Ihlara Valley

By nonur  
Ihlara Valley, which is a 16 km (10 mi) long gorge cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of Cappadocia, following several eruptions of Mount Erciyes. The Melendiz Stream flows through the valley.

What makes the valley unique is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches.Due the valley's plentiful supply of water and hidden places, here was the first settlement of the first Christians escaping from Roman soldiers. In the Ihlara Valley there are hundreds of old churches in the volcanic rock caves. The most known churches are Ağaçaltı Church with cross plan, Sümbüllü Church, Pürenliseki Church, Kokar Church, Yilanli Church, Karagedik Church, Kirkdamatli Church, Direkli Church, Ala Church, Kemerli Church and Egritas Church. (taken from Wikipedia)

Tags: Landscape Canyon Turkey Cappadocia Gorge Landscape and travel Ihlara Valley

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gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
25 May 2012 7:37AM
Another great shot of this fascinating region.
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good comp
jdinne 13 16 England
25 May 2012 8:08AM
Brilliant composition, lovely sky and a lot of clear detail. Love the colours of the rock face.

Rgds

John
CaroleS Plus
6 414 3 United Kingdom
25 May 2012 8:24AM
Super composition and so interesting, I suspect you good spend days and days exploring such a fascinating place - Carole
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2012 8:41AM
Superb image, great composition and interesting write up, very well done.

Hugh
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
25 May 2012 8:59AM
fascinating landscape Smile
25 May 2012 9:17AM
Seperb image and fascinating place!
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
25 May 2012 9:53AM
"What a write up, what a photograph?", a stunning venue to capture such a photograph.

Regards Nathan
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
25 May 2012 10:29AM
What a wild and wonderful place nice one


Brian.........,,........
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
25 May 2012 11:21AM
Great perspective and framing by the tree. Lovely capture and write up.

Dave
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2012 1:55PM

Quote:Great perspective and framing by the tree. Lovely capture and write up.

Dave



As usual, Dave's nailed it...superb

Barry
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2012 5:02PM
Excellent composition and I enjoyed the write up. I'd love to get my walking boots on and walk through there, but I suspect it will be rather hot!
Ann
Jocelia Plus
4 2 1 Australia
26 May 2012 8:15AM
What a fantasic place and capture. The write up is so interesting Nour.
Just lovely…..Jocelia
27 May 2012 1:17AM
What a good shot Nezih, and interesting story about the valley Smile

Mark

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