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|Subject: Cappadocia in Nevsehir 13/11/2010, 8:33 pm|| |
Almost 3 to 4 million years ago, there was a volcanic eruption thatshook the Central Anatolian Plateau and swiped all the contents fromits land. Cappadocia is located in Nevsehir Province, within the middleof Turkey and is 200 Km long and 400 km wide. It has lots ofunderground cities, churches and captivating terrain. This site day byday is becoming one of the favorite tourist’s spots because of itsrocky formation. Due to high sweeping winds, the Cappadocia has takeninteresting shapes like that of an inverted cone, chimneys andmushrooms. It is because of its formation, travelers prefer to travelon horses.In fact, it is very interesting to know that the name Cappadociacame from Persia and means “ the land of fine horses”. It has beenbelieved that during the medieval period, this place was used to breadanimals. Though it started with a bread of fine horses, it was alsoknow for the fine men it had on its land. There are more than fiftychurches in this valley. It still has communities that stay here anduse old styles when preparing food. Some of the areas have become apart of the conservation policy and new houses would be constructed outof stone to maintain the uniqueness of this place.Another tourist attraction is the Melendez River which has been madeby inactive volcanoes over millions of years and now have depositedvery thick layer of mud ash and dried lava. This is almost 1500 feettall. Over the past years, it has remained untouched by invaders andhence, give a very real picture of the natural beauty.