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Pasabag, Urgup

4.7
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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. Find out how to plan Urgup trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Wear grippy shoes if you want to climb to the top. The bottom part, totally kids friendly. The optional path that you can climb (unmarked) is definitely not. Actually though if you want to see these.....  more »
  • It is about half hour drive from Goreme, but worth to visit the formations here are unique and you can get close photos of fairy chimneys formations. a vast area to walk around very safe and romantic....  more »
  • This is a must go place if you plan to go to Cappadocia part.The place is accessible by car or bus. During my trip, I went there by local bus and they offer a day trip tour which also include with...  more »

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