Travelogue

Pigeon Valley

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Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia, is one of Turkey’s most beautiful landscapes. It is situated between Göreme and Uçhisar.  The name comes from the many dovecotes that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times. The unique rock formations known as fairy chimneys, or peri bacalar can be found throughout Cappadocia, but here in the valley they are especially numerous. Throughout the years farmers have used pigeon manure as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops. They were also used as messengers to and from this remote area. Today, there are much less pigeons but the valley is not any less charming.

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