The town of Ortahisar in Cappadocia, a region in central Turkey. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Brocken Inaglory.

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Ortahisar is a small town located in the historical Cappadocia region in central Turkey. It is located almost adjacent to the Göreme National Park, which is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List (1985). The Cappadocia region is famous for its various chimney rock formations, some of which reach 40 m. (130 feet) in height. In Ortahisar, the town is characterized by a huge chimney rock in its center, which is often referred to as “Chateau.” Some interesting sites to see here include Sarica Church, Cambazli Church, Tavsanli Church, Balkan Rive Churches, Hallac River Abbey and the Castle of Ortahisar. The Ethnography Museum has also opened, documenting the life of the Cappadocian region.

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