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Daily Daydream: Goreme National Park in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Goreme National Park features one of the most unique landscapes in the world. Comprised of spire and cone-shaped formations, the area was shaped by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The ash solidified in to a soft rock-like material, which was easily manipulated by both nature and early settlers.

Come visit and check out the moon-like landscape, and the numerous churches, elaborate houses, and humble dwellings carved into the rock. Don’t miss the Open-Air Museum, featuring incredibly intricate monasteries.

Where is it? Cappadocia, Turkey

Where to stay? The Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa, where you can overlook the famous rocks from your luxury room while taking advantage of butler service.

What else should I know? The park is easily accessible and easy to get around, featuring well-trodden trekking routes.

Who’s it for? Hikers, History buffs, and Indiana Jones.

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