Türkiye Paşabağ, Monk's Valley

6 images 1 contributors Shoot with care

Nigel Shaw

Shoot with care

About this spot
Paşabağ Valley was once home to a hermitage of Christian monks who sought refuge in the valley's fairy chimneys during the early years of Christianity. They lived in the caves and chapels carved into the rocks, and some of these structures can still be seen today. The name "Monks Valley" reflects this history. Paşabağ has the highest concentration of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. These unusual rock formations were formed by millions of years of wind and rain eroding away at soft volcanic tuff. This left much harder rock behind and created the mushroom-shaped caps on top.

Join PhotoHound to learn how, where and when to capture amazing photos here

  • Know the best times, seasons & shooting conditions
  • Detailed directions - maps, co-ordinates and directions
  • Know how to get there - where to park or how to reach there using public transport
  • Browse inspirational photos and learn how they were taken - see the EXIF details
  • Bookmark your favourite spots for future reference
  • Know exactly when to shoot for beautiful photographs - sunrise, sunset, blue hour and astrophotography
  • Detailed, 7-day weather forecast at this location
  • Share your images with like-minded travel photographers
Essential Information

Share this photo spot

Join thousands of photographers exploring the world with PhotoHound

Sign up or Log in