Central Anatolia: Places to Explore

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Uçhisar

A beautiful village on a hill, dominated by the Uçhisar Castle, the highest fairy chimney in all the land, Uçhisar has some of the nicest places to stay in Cappadocia. There are some carpet and rug shops here, but most of the town is residential, with clustered stone houses overlooking the valleys. Chickens peck along back streets and are tended to by women who live in nearby caves. From here, it's easy to take off for a walk down Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi), so named for the birds the villagers raise in distinctive-looking cotes lodged in the walls of the valley.

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