Photographer's Note

Situated on the edge of the Goreme National Park, Uçhisart is dominated by a 60-meter-high castle hill in the form of a large cylindrical tower visible from a great distance. This mountain is crossed by a number of underground passages and rooms, which today are mostly closed or impassable. They served as a residential area as well as a monastery in Byzantine times. Originally about 1,000 people lived in the castle, but today they no longer live. The landscape is also marked by the fairy chimneys scattered on it.

The castle has a stunning and breathtaking architectural style. There is a cave in three special ways, a huge common room and a guard room. The path of the cave is covered with stones. With the exception of the cave, the castle contains passageways, but some were full of debris. It even includes secret tunnels with a honeycomb structure that the locals built to hide from the warriors. But these tunnels are very narrow, which told a lot of legends about it. One such story; once the dwarves lived there and established these tunnels according to their size.

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