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Pigeon Valley

Address: Uchisar KasabasI | Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Goreme
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The view to a Pigeon walley is a breathtaking so if come so far to inner part of Turkey you have to go at least on a walk to one of viewpoints over Goreme to enjoy this natural beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was extremely cold and snowy during our stay in Goreme. We were not well prepared for the weather in terms of having right shoes to hike in snowy, slushy conditions. We set off from Goreme on very cold afternoon with the intention of getting to the Uchisar castle. However, it was very slushy and slippery with ice in some... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a really wonderful hiking spot. I got to see spots very unlike any hike I've previously been on.

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Malatya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I really liked this valley I highly reccomend going to Uchisar castle and then walking back to goereme through pigeon valley. It can be a little tricky to navigate coming from the castle but its definitely worth it. also if you look there are some cute tea gardens run by the valley. We stopped for apple tea half way through... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is soooo beautiful but we got a little lost on the trail and had to turn back. Others we saw "have been in the same situation." No problems hiking in Love Valley though. Really worth a day.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I made two journeys through Pigeon Valley. The first was from Goreme walking to Uchisar. About halfway through there is a rather steep ascent, but with a pleasant outdoor cafe' near the top. The best pigeon sighting spots are closer to Uchisar. You can easily take a bus (2.50 TL) from Uchisar back to Goreme. They run every half hour.... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The whole scene was very beautifull and relaxing. Will come back again in the future. Nice people and quiet

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Whether you're exploring solo or with the Green Tour -- one of the two most popular in the region -- it is worth taking photos of this picturesque valley. We stopped on the tour and were given 10 minutes to enjoy the view. The valley is noted for the number of pigeon holes that have been carved into the rocks... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Ideal for walking, as the trek is relatively easy. Alternatively if walking is not your idea of fun, still head to the top of the valley at sunset where the vibrant orange colors moving down behind the mountains produce wonderful holiday pictures.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited It in autumn and was at dusk so you can aprecciate the white paint on the holes to attract the pígeons ( they want their drops as It is a very good fertilizer ). The rocks, holes and formations are NOT as impressive as in the Pasabag or Rose Valley. It is near a small place with shops and... More 

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