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Pigeon Valley

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Address: Uchisar KasabasI | Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240, Turkey
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Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch
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Small Group: Cappadocia Red Full Day City Tour
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Amazing place

I liked the pigeon valley most, the multicolored hues of the rocks were, rooms carved into the rocks and fairy chimmneys gave an amazing, splendidly beautiful feel to the place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

I liked the pigeon valley most, the multicolored hues of the rocks were, rooms carved into the rocks and fairy chimmneys gave an amazing, splendidly beautiful feel to the place. One just feels like sitting there and taking in the beauty of nature for a few minutes.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

you see several pigeon holes carved up in volcanic rock. apart from earning pigeon blessings, the people also collected their poo for manure..quite smart!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Lovely view of valley and fairy tale chimneys. Stopped at a cafe at the top which was lovely and relaxing the sun shining overlooking pigeon valley and Ortahizar castle. My husband didn't like the pigeons but well with the name there was bound to be pigeons

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We've been there in Oct 2013 and the weather was beautiful. Very cold in the early morning but it did warmed up later in the day. Very sunny. We're in a fantastic day tour "Green Tour of Capadoccia" the valley is so beautiful and different than what we've seen so far. There's a turquoise factory right there with beautiful jewelry.... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

I thought thet in Pigeon valley there were many pigeons and I will see them.However I was dissapointed because I just see the valley and I looked for pigeons.They were not there .Upsett

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Pigeon Valley was very nice, but it was well trafficked and didn't feel all that remote. To make it a 10, turn the hike in to a round trip. Hike up the Love Valley, you have to go about 1.5K in the other direction from Goreme, I believe South from Goreme towards where the balloons are launched, this 1.5K is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

It is so important to anyone to learn about our history. And find out for example that how it is important for the agriculture the maintenance of the pigeons.The Roman, the Byzantines and other ancient civilizations knew that and protect and feed these birds and use their excrement to fertilize the soil. Agriculture in Turkey is organic, using all that... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

The sight was just breathtaking.. had a lovely time. This is a great place for photo shoot. If you walk a little bit on both sides, the scene really changes from every point and with different shades of lighting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

We loved climbing in a out of the rock formations. My teens would go up into crazy places and pop their heads out. views were great too, it is just amazing to see the geological formations !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Place is no well marked but if U will have a good guide is worth to visit and see it. He was explain all and show all interesting in this nice piece of nature. Thanks again Mehmet.

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