Cappadocia

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With just a few clicks, you can find the most amazing pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey. All visitors agree that this place looks to be from another planet. Even George Lucas considered this place for the filming of Tatooine, the home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker from the Star Wars franchise. However, he didn’t get the necessary permission needed to shoot from the Turkish goverment.

Cappadocia offers a majestic view of strange rock formations and hot air balloons. There are many things to see and do in this ancient Turkish district. You can climb up to reach the Castle at Uchisar, the highest point in Cappadocia and find many structures built from rocks.

You can stay in a cave, there are many hotels that were carved inside the rock that offer you an amazing view and experience. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, a particular museum composed by a series of Catholic churches that were carved into a mountain one thousand years ago. The paintings still remain on these surreal churches.

If the landscape and the sunrise is not stunning enough, you can visit the underground city of Derinkuyu. This is the largest underground city in the area and it has 16 levels, big enough to accommodate 20 thousand people. It is believed it was approximately constructed in 1600 BC.

Traveling by hot air balloon in Cappadocia must be on your bucket list. You cannot miss the mesmerizing experience of traveling through the Turkish sky and enjoying the amazing landscape of mountains and hot air balloons everywhere. If you go to Cappadocia make sure you don’t miss this extraordinary experience.

Vocabulary:

  • Franchise: A right to sell a company’s products in a particular area using the company’s name.
  • Carved: To make an object or shape by cutting wood or stone.
  • Remain: To continue to be in the same state.
  • Surreal: Strange, not seeming real, like a dream.

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Make a list of the places you want to see in Cappadocia and share it with your Learning Advisors.

Questionnaire:

  • Would you live in an underground city? Why?

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