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“AWESOME!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Selime Monastery

Selime Monastery
Turkey
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Ranked #7 of 38 attractions in Cappadocia
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Manila, Philippines
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“AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Huge boulders, fairy chimneys, and priceless view up there with all the trees below and snowcapped Mt. Hassan. It is a nice climb to the monastery.

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Wasn't expecting much from this place. We did a a hike in a nearby valley and stopped here on our way back. The location has beautiful views. The place was not very busy as we came late in the day. It has a almost magical quality to it, hard to describe but all in the party felt the same way. Also appreciated that the guys at the gate did not charge us since we had our tickets from the hike. We didn't know any different and tried to pay the entrance fee but the gentlemen gave our money back once we produced out tickets from the hike. It is a bit tricky getting up and down but if your careful and use come sense I would not consider it dangerous. I think the lack of ropes and the fact that it takes a bit of effort to get up and down made the whole thing feel that much more authentic.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth the detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We arranged for a private tour through Eyce Tours and this was worth it if you like the privacy and want to miss the bus loads. We left quite early. Morning is best as it is less likely to rain and be cloudy. The monastery is certanly magical. Spending the night and bit of time in Trabzon was a real bonus. It's a great little city. Also recommend a cab ride or better still a Dolmmish to the tea garden on the hill side for a spectacular view.

Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyed myself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Unique architecture. Couldn't have enough of photo-taking and time to appreciate every corner of it. May be slightly slippery and steep to climb at certain areas.

Visited May 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Not an easy climb, a private tourguide and good shoes are a good idea.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

the rooms of this place are truly amazing, but I would not go alone.
Holding the hand of someone with a steady footing cam make this attraction a wonderful experience.
And a private guide can easily help with the difficult parts.
The good part is that there are no long narrow tunnels, so it is for tall people OK as well.

Visited May 2013
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