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Cappadocia and Central Turkey Travel Guide

Ihlara Valley

A verdant river canyon dotted with rock churches carved into the cliffs above, the Ihlara Valley offers a pleasant change of scenery from the arid terrain typically seen elsewhere in the region and the chance to see more of Cappadocia's rich artistic heritage. The valley, which can be explored with or without a guide, makes an easy day trip from the Avanos-Nevşehir-Ürgüp triangle.

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