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Aksaray

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day546

    Ihlara Valley

    June 19 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    A beautiful ancient gorge in the kapadokya region. We spent the night outside the megalithic ancient cave cathedral at Selime, and woke up to this magical fairy tale landscape: a crescent shaped gorge with troglodyte cave dwellings carved into sandstone rocks shaped to points like witches hats. We clambered its eroded corridors early doors before anyone arrived and visited the tomb of sultan Selime. We drove straight on to Ihlara and entered the gorge via the 300 steps and spent the afternoon exploring the cave churches along the river in the canyon in the summer rain. We had dinner at a town on the hill called Guzelyurt (beautiful land) before parking for the night at Yusek church on a hill top overlooking the town and the volcano, and went to sleep to a thunderstorm that lit and shook the whole sky for several hours.Read more

  • Day27

    Aksary

    April 23 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Hier haben wie zuerst einmal neue Autoreifen besorgt um den nächsten winterlichen Überraschungen gewappnet zu sein. Sollten dann immer noch Ketten erforderlich werden, bekommen wir die unterwegs.
    Morgen führt unser Weg nach Kappadokien.

  • Day28

    Ihlara Tal

    April 24 in Turkey

    Nachdem die vorletzte Nacht saukalt war, haben wir in der letzten Nacht 30° gehabt.
    Nun sind wir im Ihlara Tal. Die Anfahrt durch ein schönes Tal mit einem Vorgeschmack auf Kapadokien.
    Schöne Berglandschaften mit viel Schnee. Im Tal selber kein Schnee bei Temperaturen um ca. 13°.
    Hier gab es gutes Mittagessen und Gelegenheit zu arbeiten.Read more

  • Day4

    St George Church

    August 20 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Unfortunately, the nave and the apse are collapsed, but many original frescoes remain. That is most of the pictures. The last is part of the surviving necropolis. All bones have been moved to a museum.
    Like most churches here, this one was carved into the cliff side, well up above the river. We climbed 175 steps, about a 17 story building, to get there. Amazing placeRead more

  • Day4

    Selime monastery

    August 20 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Ancient monastery along the silk road, named for the sultan whose tomb is across the road. Innumerable conversions of traders, travelers, etc. to Christianity occurred here, with the converts taking the faith back with them, whichever direction they were going.
    The first pic is a distance shot of the whole rock carved site, followed by a couple of closer looks from up on the central rock area. Then a few inside shots showing some of the remaining carving. The monastery, after it closed, was repurposed by locals to whatever they needed. Hence, most of the decoration is covered by smoke residue. The last picture is of what little of the painting that remains visible.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Aksaray, آق سراي, Aksaray ili, آق‌سرای, Аҡһарай, Правінцыя Аксарай, Аксарай, Província dAksaray, پارێزگای ئاکسارای, Aksarayská provincie, Aqserayiye, Επαρχία Ακσαράι, Provinco Aksaray, Provincia de Aksaray, Aksaray provints, Aksaray probintzia, استان آق‌سرای, Aksarayn maakunta, Aksaray Praant, Աքսարայ, Provinsi Aksaray, Provincia di Aksaray, アクサライ県, აქსარაის პროვინცია, Aksaray walayati, 악사라이 주, Axsere, Акъсарай, Aksarajas ils, Аксарај, अक्साराय प्रांत, Wilayah Aksaray, Provinsen Aksaray, صوبہ آق سرائے, Provincia Aksaray, Intara y’Aksaray, Aksaray Province, Aksaray eanangoddi, Provinca Aksaraj, Mkoa wa Aksaray, Вилояти Аксарай, Aksaraý, Lalawigan ng Aksaray, ئاقساراي ۋىلايىتى, აქსარაიშ პროვინცია, 阿克萨赖省

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