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Fodor's Logo By Abbey Chase of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 20: <p>The craggy landscape of <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/turkey/cappadocia-and-central-turkey/">Cappadocia</a> in central Turkey was home to a bustling trade industry more than 4,000 years ago, and its “fairy chimney” rock formations have continued to fascinate visitors ever since. Wind and water erosion plus eruptions from nearby active volcanoes have contributed to the area’s prehistoric appearance, which is best enjoyed from above. Take a balloon out of the town of <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/turkey/cappadocia-and-central-turkey/places/goreme">Goreme</a> and watch the sunrise while floating through the region’s rugged valleys.</p><p><strong>Plan Your Trip:</strong> Visit <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/turkey/cappadocia-and-central-turkey/">Fodor’s Cappadocia Travel Guide</a></p>

Cappadocia, Turkey

The craggy landscape of Cappadocia in central Turkey was home to a bustling trade industry more than 4,000 years ago, and its “fairy chimney” rock formations have continued to fascinate visitors ever since. Wind and water erosion plus eruptions from nearby active volcanoes have contributed to the area’s prehistoric appearance, which is best enjoyed from above. Take a balloon out of the town of Goreme and watch the sunrise while floating through the region’s rugged valleys.

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