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The Göreme Valley Turkey
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Göreme Valley

Located in Cappadocia, the Göreme Valley stretches over 23 acres. Considered to be the largest religious centre in the region, it has been listed as a National Park since 1986. There are eleven churches in the town dug into the volcanic tuff, just like the cave dwellings. For the most part well-preserved, the wall paintings depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Inside, the churches vary in size but in general they are all narrow. The largest one is called Tokali Church. It has three distinct sections and its walls are covered with scenes illustrating the life of Christ.

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The Göreme Valley

La vallée de Göreme , Turkey
A fresco in an old Byzantine church.

Humans carved out more than thirty cave churches. They each have their own story and are covered in paintings.

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La vallée de Göreme , Turkey
The town of Göreme

Göreme is undeniably the most popular site in Cappadocia. It is a veritable open air museum with its strange geological formations and cave churches.

© Alexander Ishchenko
La vallée de Göreme , Turkey
A vertical sand cliff in Gorëme

Nature has turned the landscape of this region into a fabulous site of unforgettable beauty.

© Oleg Znamenskiy
La vallée de Göreme , Turkey
A terrestrial lunar landscape

The Göreme Valley is a large rocky cirque that holds many architectural and archaeological marvels.

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La vallée de Göreme , Turkey
Love Valley, Göreme

This valley near Göreme is known for its strange chimneys sculpted by the rain and wind. The valley gets its name from these rocks, which are shaped like a giant phallus.

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