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Pigeon Valley

Uchisar KasabasI | Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Goreme
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I attempted to walk Pigeon Valley, starting from Goreme. There is signage along this walk however sign number 8 directs you the wrong way. I was led straight down an overgrown, muddy and narrow path and encountered a huge, vicious, snarling stray dog. After running away up a hill to escape I eventually found sign 9. The hills are very... More

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Haemeenlinna, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The best panorama point I saw in Cappadocia. But nothing else. Start of a popular hiking trail. Lots of the same souvenirs for sale as in every place.

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Panama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We like this place, the views are beautiful. We took expect actuar pictures. I recommend to visit this place.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Its a unique place on the bottom of Uchisar. There is no ticket for it but be prepared to walk up and down. The scenery is nice and unharmed by humans. But please dont expect any pigeons in the valley if at all there are they are a few only. Probably it got its name from the pigeon shape contours... More

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Paris, France
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36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a small, authentic valley with very few tourists. No buses. The locals still live here and grow raisins, pumpkins and apricots. You can visit several cave churches. I strongly recommend taking a local guide, who can show you the most interesting sites and give you info on histiry and culture.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Along with the rest of the area, the beauty and majesty of these natural formations can only truly be appreciated by a visit.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Pigeon Valley was a very nice hike between Uchisar and Goreme. We took the bus to Uchisar from the square by the post office in Goreme and wandered around the city and castle first before beginning the hike. The short trail beginning was easy to find; just ask for directions to the Museum Hotel and it is right down the... More

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Breathtakingly beautiful. We walked from Goreme to our hotel, through the valleys and what an experience it was. The formations of the caves and peaks are just amazing and I would just stand & stare in wonderment. We passed a horse ranch based within one of the valley's which just added to our experience.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

For people who love a sightseeing place, Pigeon valley is your destination. Enormous amount of pigeon, you can feed them, it only cost 1-2 turkish lira. great view on the valley

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boulder, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really cool hike through cave dwellings and pigeon holes. Be adventurous and hike up/down some of the side trails and you can get into the actual dwellings. Not very crowded, and very memorable. The view of Uchisar Fortress is stunning, and the walk is beautiful (you will have to go up/down down a very steep hill, but the climb is... More

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