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  Goreme and Urgup
The city of Nevşehir is located within the boundaries of the Inner Anatolia in a region known as Cappadocia in the antique world. The fairy chimneys here attract worldwide attention. The fairy chimneys which are formed by natural events have hosted many civilizations since the antique ages and carried their traces to the present day. Goreme is the heart of Cappadocia. The first settlement in the region ranges from Christianity to the Roman period. In Cappadocia there are churches carved into stones which cannot be noticed from outside. Among these there are famous churches such as Yılanlı Church, Çarklı Church and Tokalı Church. These churches are considered as hidden places of worship built before Christianity was recognised in the 4th century. In the churches there are colourful frescoes depicting stories from the Bible like a fable book. The Ortahane, Durmus Kadir, Yusuf Koç and Bezirhane churches and houses carved into stones and the fairy chimneys in Uzundere, Bagıldere and Zemi valley carry the mistic side of the history to the present day. Urgup which has a geological structure with vulcanic origin is settled in a district where typical examples of the interesting formations called fairy chimneys caused by rain and wind are frequently seen. The fairy chimneys formed between the splits of the rocks as a result of the erosion caused by the rain and the wind have formed a very interesting landscape specific to that region. Urgup , 20 km east of Kayseri is one of the most important centers of Cappadocia region. Like Goreme, Urgup had many names in the course of the history. The city was called Osiana ( Assiana), Hagios Prokopios during Byzantine period, Başhisar during the Seljuk period, Burgut Kalesi during the Ottoman period and Urgup since the first years of the Republic. Goreme and Urgup being an open air museum have become a place which highly attracts the interest of the tourists. The National Park can be reached via the Ankara-Adana highway, by the highway from Aksaray to Nigde from west and south and via the road from Kayseri to Urgup from the east and nordeast .
 
 
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