Located at a distance of 7 km to Nevsehir, Cappadocia is an attractive place for both domestic and foreign tourists with its extraordinary beauty. The fairy chimneys are in the first place on the list, even in the list of places where foreigners need to visit in Turkey. As you travel, you feel like you are traveling in another age, even on another planet. It is a unique place for photographers, and most touristic shorts are betting. The fairy chimneys, which were visited by every point of interest, became a place where more foreign tourists did not drop their cameras.
What you’re going through when you walk around is a lot of exploring a place. You can find the fairy chimneys, which say hello to you with the flowers around the Bahard, in winter, buried under the snow.
Although there are fairy chimneys elsewhere, such fairy chimneys that people have lived in for thousands of years are nowhere else. So the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia are much more specific than their examples. Why do you think that fairy chimneys come here and you can immediately understand when you breathe the mystical air of this place.
Fairy Chimes History of Cappadocia
Cappadocia is a place that has never lost its importance for humanity. In the past, it has also taken an important place in the Silk Road.
After the Hittite Empire, the region passed through the Assyrians and the Phrygians respectively. Then the Persians become occupied and the territory becomes their control. The name of Cappadocia comes from Persians anyway. (Cappadocia refers to the Persian language of the Beautiful Horse Country.) The King of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, defeats a great defeat, but faces a great resistance in Cappadocia. In this process until the Romans take over, a kingdom remains in Cappadocia. Then the Romans become the sole ruler of the region.
Cappadocia, which began with the Hittites, became one of the centers of Christianity in Anatolia. The houses cut into the rocks meant shelter for the Christians escaping from the oppression of the Roman Empire. These safe places, which do not only mean shelter, have also been used to spread Christianity.
In the future, Arab raids begin to Anatolia. The local Anatolian people, who have escaped from these streams and come to the region, cause the churches to change. In the 11th and 12th centuries, Cappadocia, which was in the hands of the Seljuks, then came under the Ottoman rule and went through a period of trouble and became one of the values that the Republic of Turkey had.
How did Fairy Chakers Happen?
Fairy chimneys, which are the result of the fine workmanship of nature for many years, are located in the region called Cappadocia. This region is assumed to be the inner sea 60 million years ago today. The fact that the fossils of marine life emerged in the archaeological finds in the region are proof of this hypothesis. The underground lava flows out of the cracks that form together with the moving earth crust and starts a process that will take millions of years. At that time, the volcanic volcano Hasan Mountain, Erciyes and Güllü Dag through the lavas erupted towards the earth. This lava flow, which lasts for many years, dries the sea there and the pits in the region where the drying sea is located begin to fill with lava. If it were not for these pit areas, fairy chimneys could not have formed.
After many years the volcanoes will go out. After this point, rivers start to form in the formation of the fairy chimneys. The waters flowing on the lavas that float will erode the rocks and provide deep valleys. The slopes of the valleys have a wavy appearance due to wind erosion. The formation of layers of lava and the strong wind of breeze ensured that the parts of the chimney are present. However, as the erosion of this wind continues, these chimney sections will fall, and the fairy chimneys will disappear. Of course, these periBacaları’nin formation of new fairy chimneys will occur in other places.
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