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Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Goreme

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Experience a striking and surreal landscape at Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), with its plethora of dovecotes carved into the cliffs and various rock formations rising from the valley. Years ago, pigeons were an indispensable form of communication in this remote region, and their droppings were used as a fertilizer. You can hike along a number of signposted trails, all of which offer superb views. Several paths pass friendly teahouses, providing a place to rest and refuel. Wear sensible shoes to help ensure your safety and comfort when traversing the hills. Put Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) into our Goreme travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • You see the former cave houses where the walls are now carved to make pigeon roosts. And they attract the pigeons so they can collect the dung for fertilizer. The orchards, gardens and low vine grapes...  more »
  • A nice spot for landscape pictures over the valley. Gives you sense of what is waiting for you in Cappadoccia 
  • The prospect of too-good-to-excellent photo op was awesome blah blah, even how to create a place where people come forth again out of the birds will come once again, once again I felt weird out blah blah
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  • Amazing view...
  • Have a lot of pigeon in here. Also have one gift shop.
  • A wonderful view
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  • Very nice
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