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Fairy Chimneys, a landform, were formed as a result of the eruptions of calderas, which are active volcanic mechanisms that took place ten million years ago.
These formations, which are formed as a result of the erosion of tuffy rocks by the effect of intense flood waters flowing from the valley slopes and the wind, have conical bodies. The diameter of the rock blocks on the upper parts of these structures, which resemble a mushroom on the top, can vary between 1 meter and 15 meters. The bodies of the fairy chimneys are usually composed of soft minerals, while the top is made of hard, impermeable rocks. For this reason, the upper parts remained intact.
In the valley, which was used as a hermitage by priests and monks at the time, there are many rock-cut monasteries, churches, chapels and settlements, as well as structures such as tunnels and mills. The most well-known of these is the hermitage cell of St. Simeon in one of the three-headed fairy chimneys. St. Simeon, who lived a solitary life around Aleppo in the 5th century, came here to get away from the crowds when rumors emerged that he was working miracles among the people. The monks living in Cappadocia also lived in rooms they carved out of the columns here at different times, and led a reclusive life.
When you look carefully at the columns in the region, it is possible to compare them to different things. Turning this into a game and visiting the region turns into a trip in the footsteps of modern times.
Look, have you seen the rabbit?
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