【Fairytale Chimney】 Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

By GreaterGo Editor
15 Feb 2024

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

Often seen on Turkey’s tourism promotion videos are colourful hot balloons flying above the bizarre rock formations. You would feel like your heart soar with those hot balloons as well. Cappadocia is where you can find this fairytale-like scenery.


Located in south-central Turkey, Cappadocia is home to 36 known underground cities. Christians who escaped to Cappadocia from religious persecution built their settlements underground with religious buildings such as churches and convents. You will be amazed by the Christians’ wisdom and sheer piety when visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum. The most impressive part about Cappadocia has to be its unique landscape - fairy chimneys. The giant, ice cream cone-like rock formations were created by the erosion of the relatively soft volcanic ash around them over time. To have a full picture of this extraordinary geological feature, flying to mid-air in a hot balloon would definitely be an excellent way. It may even feel like living a dream if you can have the morning light as the backdrop. Cappadocia is also a paradise for trekkers with diverse hiking trails. Delightful sceneries and valleys are along the way. After hiking to the sunset viewpoint, you can sip a drink at a café, and embrace the vivid masterpiece by nature in front of your eyes.

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