24 Super shots of Uchisar in Cappadocia

ushisar, cappadocia, turkiye at sunrise with famous hot air balloons

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Ellen

Words aren’t coming, but we are overdue to post. Maybe it’s a world full of colliding egos that have my mind too preoccupied to write much. Instead, I’ll share 24 super shots from our first couple of days in Uchisar – part of Turkiye’s Cappadocia region (25 if you count the shot at the top of the page).

When we visit these picturesque places, I long to have a real camera. My iPhone Xs will have to do.

Quick background on what’s pictured:

  • The landscape’s exotic design came from millions of years of wind and rain on volcanic ash
  • The Hittites settled here around 1,600 BC
  • In later empires, people carved homes into the caves; castles were like apartment buildings
  • Underground cities are around the region – some still undiscovered

And, of course, the hot air balloons are pictured. The balloons made the region more of a tourist destination than the alien-like landscape.

We haven’t gone up in a balloon yet… stay tuned…

(*Update: we did get into a hot air balloon ride, but we were busy hiking and never wrote a blog entry on the experience. Definitely recommend the splurge!)

The Cappadocia region of Turkiye is considered a UNESCO Heritage Site. Read more about it at the official website.

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