Hewn from the earth over millions of years, this stunning landscape is a world of natural and human wonder
From afar, Goreme National Park looks like it was sculpted by the hands of an art-loving deity. Streaking up several metres from the ground are pointed hoodoos, or “fairy chimneys”, among valleys of other rock formations, flora and underground cities.
Located by the city of Cappadocia – a historical region of Turkey – Goreme is both a natural and man-made spectacle. While the dramatic landscape is largely chiselled from the mountains by erosion over millions of years, it also sports a honeycomb of churches and sanctuaries that contain remnants of ancient art from the 9th Century.