Pasabag

Pasabag, Urgup: Address, Phone Number, Pasabag Reviews: 4.5/5

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Nikita Totlani
New Delhi, India205 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I visited Pasabag Fairy Chimneys with my family as a part of the Private Highlights Tour. The fairy chimneys were naturally carved by water. We were told that the local people were so respectful of the formations that they did not carve any settlements like they have in the rest of Cappadocia!

The local people thought that it looked so magical that they said it was formed by fairies and since the formation looks like chimneys hence it got its name Fairy Chimneys. The chimneys are also characterised to have a head, neck and body.

The place is amazing to get some Instagram worthy pictures. A must visit spot in Cappadocia.
Written February 1, 2020
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Ezyan N
131 contributions
May 2019
This is a must go place if you plan to go to Cappadocia part.The place is accessible by car or bus. During my trip, I went there by local bus and they offer a day trip tour which also include with pigeon valley and underground cave.
Written April 6, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
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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Farida2022
Doha, Qatar660 contributions
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, AZ11,021 contributions
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, UK73 contributions
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, NY220 contributions
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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Angshu
Mumbai, India173 contributions
May 2013 • Family
Paşabağ or Monks Valley has the best collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. It is mid-way between Göreme and Avanos. The fairy chimneys here have the look like giant mushrooms, many of them double or triple-headed, sitting on broad pedestal shaped bases. These multiple headed fairy chimneys make Paşabağ unique.

The name Monk’s valley is perhaps because monks used to take refuge here. St Simeon is said to have lived as a hermit inside one of the 15-metre high fairy chimneys and descended only sometimes to get food and drink brought by his disciples. The locals prefer to call this valley ‘Paşabağ’, which translated is Governor’s vineyard. The fairy chimneys with prominent heads looks like the Paşas (Ottoman governers) with their huge turbans on.

For the best view of Monks Valley and its fairy chimneys, follow the cobblestone path up to the top of a ridge. It is quiet, peaceful up there, without the clamour of and the view from there is stunning.

Paşabağ may not be as as fascinating as Göreme or Zelve, but has a good charm of its own.
Written June 23, 2013
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HFikri
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia604 contributions
Jul 2019
It is about half hour drive from Goreme, but worth to visit the formations here are unique and you can get close photos of fairy chimneys formations. a vast area to walk around very safe and romantic place.
Written June 24, 2020
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Wennie W
Singapore, Singapore822 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Amazing artwork by nature and time. Man could not have made this and withstood hundreds of years. Large area to walk so take some time to slowly enjoy it.
Written January 27, 2020
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