Source: Fairy Chimney, Dervent Valley Enjoy a spectacular Fairy Chimneys Valley, Dervent.
Devrent Valley is spelled as Dervent Valley. Dervent valley is also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley. it doesn’t have any cave churches, or Roman castles or tombs in this valley. In fact, this valley was not inhabited, it is frame for the The Lunar Landscape.
Devvent Valley have many rocks formations and it is about 10 minutes drive from Goreme. We took a taxi from Goreme Open Air Museum to here, it cost us only 35.00 TL and the driver will sent us back to our hotel at 25.00 Tl. With 1 and half hours to see and explore this valley in dusk.
To be able to see this gorgeous valley in dusk is cool, the sunset enhanced the valley and it is spectacular, breathtaking fairy chimney valley. The small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape or moonscape by their strange rock formation.
The valley also has many animal shaped rocks and it like nature sculptures standing in their glorious new forms. There are lot of animals shaped rocks in this valley, take a time and let your imagination run loose and will see animals shapes such as camel, seals and dolphin.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this valley and at dusk the weather around here is much cooler than in midday which is hot and oppressive in the summer . We were totally exhausted from our day trekking and ready for our dinner. Tonight my son and husband wanted to try the Turkey cuisine but I had a go with Korean dishes. The food cost around 120 Tl for 3 of us, we enjoyed the beautiful cooked meal.
We have booked for hot air balloon and safari trips for tomorrow. it will be a full day outing for us tomorrow as we need to awake at 4.00 a.m. in the morning for the hot air balloons trip. All my exciting trips will be in my next post. We got a good rate for our hot air balloon trip at 100.00 Euro per person which normally the hotel can arrange this service for their guests at 150.00 Euro per person. As for our Safari trip is 35.00 euro per person instead of 50.00 euro per person. It is best to source all these additional trips with the tour companies in town, we are able to bargain for special rates than the hotel come with fixed rate.
We reached Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadoncia, have been used and modified by man for centuries, is a landscape of harmony, with human interaction and settlement with dramatic natural landforms.
The earthquake damage some of the cones and pillars, but it is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The erosion occurred created the distinctive conical rock structures. The human created the fairy chimneys and pillars to the rock structures, which made Grome valley famous for it fairy chimneys.
About a mile away from the Goreme Valley, is The Goreme Open-Air Museum. It is a vast monastic complex with scores of refectory monasteries placed side by side, each with it own church. It has the finest of the rock cut churches with beautiful frescoes -wall paintings whose colors still retain all it origin colors. Goreme Open Air Museum is a member of UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984, and it is one of the first two UNESCO sites in Turkey.
The area covered by the Open Air Museum is a geographical entity and it represents historical unity. There are eleven refectories with the Museum, with rock cut churches tables and benches.
The entrance fee to the museum is 25 TL per person. It was still very hot in the late afternoon about 3.00 p.m, and best time to visit this place in summer is early morning or late afternoon. It roughly took us 2 hours to see The Goreme Open Air Museum.
Finished visiting the museum by 6.00 p.m. and want to see the Derwent Valley in dusk so we took a taxi to there. Our visit to Derwent Valley will be in my next post.
We can see the supermoon lunar eclipse 2015, it was a sight to behold. At 3.00 a.m. the moon became a quarter red till around 3.40 a.m. It became a rare blood red. It can be seen all over the world, we are lucky to view this sight near our house.
I don’t have a special len so was quite happy with my amateur result of photography. Hope you guy also has view this amazing sight and would like to share this special moment together. The next rare red blood moon eclipse will be at 2033.
We stay in the cave hotel in Goreme, and the rooms were well kept and clean. As our room was above the Turkey spa so it was warmer than other rooms. Early in the morning, I went for my walk and amazed and surprised to see the areas were totally covered with cave hotels and apartments. Some of the caves were still under renovations where else some were abandoned.
Surprised to see there were so many tourists from China, Japan and Korea. So I make friends with some of them and asked them why there were so many of them in this area. The reasons for it was they got cheaper tickets from transit Korea to Turkey.
It took us an hour to wait for a bus to Cavusin, it was only 3 lira to this place and we met a Chinese couple. We got some information from the couple, told the bus driver where we wanted to go. The driver shouted the name of the place when it reached one destination.
The quiet Cappadocian village of Cavusin was famous for three things: beautiful churches, abandoned rock houses, and great hiking opportunities. The village was dominated by its cliff from which a clutter of empty cave houses spill down precariously, making for a fun place to explore. The area of the village where people live today was nice and quiet and most people work in agriculture.
We climbed up to top of the abandoned cave and surprise to see that it have became a pigeons nesting place. From the opening rock face we can see the landscape of Cavusin with green trees and flowers. I am shocked to see that in these harsh, rugged, hot mountains rocks totally covered with trees and flowers.
Walking up to the mountains to the abandoned rock house we found that the mountain was make up of very fine sand stick together till it became a hard rock surface. Whenever we step on the rock, sand and rocks slipping away and it might be the reason why there were so many abandoned rock houses. It seen unsafe to stay around in these areas.