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A rocky landscape of natural wonders and human aptitude, Cappadocia is Turkey's very own fairytale kingdom. Initially shaped by volcanic eruption and erosion, locals and religious refugees worked the already-breathtaking topography into an impressive network of underground chambers, tunnels, and cities thousands of years ago.
Now a World Heritage site, Cappadocia's rich and diverse cultural and political history is enough to attract anyone to the region — but what brings tourists to Cappadocia these days is the chance to see it from a hot air balloon.
With fairy chimneys and pillars, river valleys and cliffs, the region is certainly a magnificent site to behold from the air. Luckily, it's fairly easy to book a trip to the area and see it for yourself. Although Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport is closed through September 30, 2017, you can still fly into Kayseri Erkillet Airport for the time being. And if you'd rather save your time in the air for your balloon flight, you can also take an overnight bus into Cappadocia from any major city in Turkey.
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