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Pasabag, Urgup
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View the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys of Pasabag, where hermits once hid. Here you'll see the chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter, built within one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. St. Simeon was living in seclusion in the 5th century, when rumors began that he made miracles happen. As the rumors spread and St. Simeon became the object of unwanted attention, he began to live at the top of a 2 m (7 ft) column, later moving into a 15 m (49 ft) column, descending rarely to retrieve food and drink brought to him by disciples. Eventually the hermits of the region distanced themselves by cutting into the fairy chimneys and hollowing them out, creating rooms 10-15 m (33-49 ft) high, instead of living on top of the columns. Wear comfortable footwear with traction for your visit, as the steep path up the hill can be rocky. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from the top of the hill. The area is easily accessible via a local bus from the city, but note that public restrooms require a fee for use, and that there is no information posted about the history of the area, so inform yourself prior to your arrival or go with a tour company. To visit Pasabag on your holiday in Urgup, and find out what else Urgup has to offer, use our Urgup vacation trip planner.
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  • Before coming to the Pasabag Valley Avanos road to Zelve. These forms of fairy chimneys is very high and is very impressive. This is a place to see in Cappadocia. The sheer number of surrounding gift shop tells the interest shown here.
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  • Trip advisor has hired two titles ... Different from other park attractions, a fun park. There's dancing, ice cream and souvenirs.
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  • A place out of time where you get lost for at least two hours to enjoy this amazing nature, a Ballad of dream in a magical place
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  • Spectacular geology! I felt like Poppa Smurf waking around in a mushroom village.
  • Fantastic. There are about 4-5 cave-dwelling that you can climb right into here. The place probably needs better conservation and protection to keep it undamaged, as the stairs are eroding. There were very many other tourists and school groups here at the time we visited, so it got fairly crowded and made taking photos slightly annoying. Otherwise, what fun to climb around in here!
  • A great monumental natural formations. Ever each is unique and beautiful 👍
  • Great view, a lot of small hill in this area.
  • Phallic Valley is worth the visit!