We took a flight from Istanbul at the recommendation of friends to visit Cappadocia. The entire area was fascinating and a true view back in time. Sandstone caves were dug out for living by monks and hermits. Some of the beautiful artwork that adorns the chapels dates back to the 3rd. Century AD. Some of the artwork is very primitive, while others have vibrant colors and lots of detail. Many Christians lived in this area to hide from Roman persecution in the caves and underground cities nearby. The landscape is surreal, best described as "lunar", with colors of brown, beige and black. (Think the American southwest without the colors). Well worth your time to visit this area, especially if you are a history buff. I would go back in a heartbeat!
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