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Ihlara is a township with own municipality in Aksaray Province, Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is situated at about 40 km (25 mi) from the province seat of Aksaray and near the town of Güzelyurt. The township is famed for the nearby valley of the same name, Ihlara Valley, which is a 16 km (10 mi) long gorge cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of Cappadocia, following several eruptions of Mount Erciyes. The Melendiz Stream flows through the valley.

What makes the valley unique is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period.

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  • Copyright: Salih OZBUDAK (silah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-20
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/6.3, 1/250 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2014-12-01 2:28
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