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Selime Monastery

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Address: Guzelyurt, Turkey
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Must see place !amazing monastery !great scenery !we loved this place !such a amazing place!we took tour turkish travel center Veysi Acikbas helpled us so much and gave us lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Must see place !amazing monastery !great scenery !we loved this place !such a amazing place!we took tour turkish travel center Veysi Acikbas helpled us so much and gave us lot of information about this amazing place ! Must visit !!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Selime monastery is a beautiful rock cut structure rising into the sky. Situated at one end of the Ihlara valley and about 28 kilometers from Aksarai, this is a beautiful structure. The monastery itself dates back to the 8th and 9th century although some of the frescoes in this place are even older. It is easily covered as a part... More 

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Steinkjer, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came as part of a "Green Tour" After a brief and concises introduction on the history of the complex from our guide, we were left to climb and explore the grounds on our own for a good half an hour. Except from a few fences closing off the steepest falls, one is allowed entrance to more or less all structurally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place although our guide ali battir said that Star Wars wasn't filmed here but the cones that are widely spread around the area inspired them to recreate the shapes of the rock formations for the movie. You have to be physically able to hike up the mountain to see the monastery . Lots of photographic opportunities ..unsuitable for kids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

i joined green tour to take me to this place,believe me the first time u see this place,u will deeply in love with the scenery. it is so amazingly beautiful. but it took hard work to be at this height coz the paths are seriously not easy to follow, but this place worth ur sweat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were unlucky to visit it during heavy rain. It was impossible to continue to the top. But it was the more unforgettable. Plan ahead.

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Thank Jakub Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place has quite a lot of history associated with it. Has fantastic views around. Lots to see here.

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Carrara, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was not the first monastic settlement I visited but it was definitely the most impressive. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky and had nearby no other tourists when we visited this monastery. The rooms are incredible to see! You can really imagine how they lived here! Mosr of the rooms are connected with tunnels, witch you can take yourself. One church has two floors to visit. It's just a very cool place!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Even if less advertised than other locations in Cappadocia, Selime is an impressive rock complex made of a cathedral, churches, kitchens, winery, lodges.... all developed in vertical. The site mostly remains in its original shape and it is not crowded. The view from the top of the complex over the Fairy Chimneys reveals an incredible lunar landscape. Strongly suggested also... More 

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