Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cappadocia - Thousands of years ago the Melendiz river formed the Ihlara Gorge...

(Photos by Tavarua)

This is the the deepest gorge of Anatolia and about 14 kilometers long.

Its canyon reaches a depth of approximately 300 feet and is located close to the Cappadocian volcanoes Mount Hasan and Mount Melendiz.

You can hike the gorge from Ihlara village and end it at Selime village.

 One of the hundred Cave Churches - You can find them carved out from the rock walls along the gorge...

The Cave Churches dates back from the Byzatine period...

Hidden beauty of the valley...

I was told that almost eight thousand people once lived here in Ihlara Valley..

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tavarua-

    Such generous and inspiring posts on the spring.
    The architecture--and the 'unWestern' style -- are so authentic and so moving.
    Interesting to see the woman at the loom--and the rug nearby with burst of floral motif, no doubt old as the hills.
    Safe travels--and more wonder. cheers,