Pasabag
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  • ayalasibanda
    Greater London, United Kingdom600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place
    This felt more relaxed, an easy walk and less crowded. We felt able to enjoy this a bit more than some of the other stops on the red tour as a result. Our guide explained about the erosion, cracks in the rocks, monks... fascinating
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Jean B
    Lorton, Virginia245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature at its finest!
    This place is amazing with all its fairy chimneys. The formations appear to be whimsical rock formations with a top. They are naturally this way, and so amazing to see in person! Every now and then you can see a window that was created by the people who lived there. The scenery was breathtaking! If people who knew how beautiful this was, Turkey would be over one with tourists!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom16,161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic rock shapes
    Erosion of volcanic rock by wind and water has created some fantastic rock shapes. Some of theses have been changed into living accommodations and you can walk in and out. Well maintained paths take you round the site but you can 'go native' and wander wherever you want to go. While the paths are wheelchair friendly, going off them is not and going into some of the natural fissures would also pose problems.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Atis B
    Kharagpur, India1,193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strange looking rock with caves
    Morning we came here. For the first time I fond this type of rock so close. We also found lots of caves where once upon a time people used to live. The caves are tricky to enter. You may slip entering any cave house here. There are lots of tourists here. Our guide took wonderful pictures of us together at a quiet place.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 29, 2023
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LoveTravel828648
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were 3 days in Cappadocia, and visited most of the valleys surrounding Goreme. Of all the valleys and parks we visited, this one was definitely the least impressive. On top of that, this is also the only valley where you have to pay an entrance fee to visit!

The rock formations are less impressive compared to the other valleys, and there are no interesting rock churches to speak of in the area. Additionally, the whole atmosphere of the valley is spoiled by paved roads that run through it. The place has a huge parking, where buses of people are dropped off, who are then guided through a bunch of souvenir shops before reaching the entrance of the actual park.

Skip this tourist trap and visit some of the other (free!) valleys instead.
Written May 3, 2022
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Jean B
Lorton, VA245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This place is amazing with all its fairy chimneys. The formations appear to be whimsical rock formations with a top. They are naturally this way, and so amazing to see in person! Every now and then you can see a window that was created by the people who lived there. The scenery was breathtaking! If people who knew how beautiful this was, Turkey would be over one with tourists!
Written June 19, 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Erosion of volcanic rock by wind and water has created some fantastic rock shapes. Some of theses have been changed into living accommodations and you can walk in and out. Well maintained paths take you round the site but you can 'go native' and wander wherever you want to go. While the paths are wheelchair friendly, going off them is not and going into some of the natural fissures would also pose problems.
Written November 7, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Although scattered all around Cappadocia, Pasabag is the place to see the most of the iconic fairy chimneys rock formations.
If you're staying more days you're sure to visit this place several times. It is the common take off/landing place for balloon flights, as well included on most ATV quad tours. Also, do come yourself with your car to admire this fascinating landscape.
Written October 12, 2021
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ayalasibanda
Greater London, UK600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This felt more relaxed, an easy walk and less crowded. We felt able to enjoy this a bit more than some of the other stops on the red tour as a result. Our guide explained about the erosion, cracks in the rocks, monks... fascinating
Written May 31, 2023
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Atis B
Kharagpur, India1,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Morning we came here. For the first time I fond this type of rock so close. We also found lots of caves where once upon a time people used to live. The caves are tricky to enter. You may slip entering any cave house here. There are lots of tourists here. Our guide took wonderful pictures of us together at a quiet place.
Written December 29, 2023
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Farida2022
Doha, Qatar647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I had a great time here in monks valleys. Photo shootings under the shaped of mushrooms rock formations was awesome.
There are many souvenir shops in this valleys.Ceramic handicrafts are so special to have it as a token of remembrance.The sellers will offer you very reasonable rate here. Especially, hanging balloons,It is cost between 25 TL and 60 TL, it's depend on the sizes of balloons. Love it!
Written May 9, 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Fairy chimneys appear throughout Cappadocia, but Pasabag features outstanding examples that are easily accessible. Though this was a stop for us on the red tour of the north, independent travelers should find Pasabag (also known as Monks Valley) easy to locate, close to Goreme, on the road to Zelve.

Known as mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, because of their caps' appearance, many of these towering formations cluster together at the side of the road. Some feature twin and triple-headed caps. Paths, easy to walk, lead around the chimneys and a few beckon to be explored inside with rooms as high as 45 feet. Centuries ago, hermits lived here.

This is a popular destination for tours so expect crowds. We went in December during the off-season and there were still many people here at the end of the day. Souvenir stands abound and there are places to eat. The public toilets require a fee.
Written January 1, 2015
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JBai1985
London, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
A landmark area in Cappadocia, definitely worth a visit. Suggest exploring the Pasabag valley rather than just taking pictures on the road side. If you like hiking, I would recommend you taking the walk from Goreme - Goreme Open Air Museum - Rose Valley - Cavusin - Pasabag - Zelve.
Written October 12, 2013
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Naureen Chhipa
New York City, NY217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visit Pasabag, a.k.a valley of the monks, and marvel at the otherworldly fairy chimneys; they truly are larger than life and epic looking. Heads up though, this location is super touristy...
Written January 29, 2021
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