Türkiye Uchisar castle

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Nigel Shaw

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Uchisar Castle is the highest point in Cappadocia and boasts a unique composition that made it a natural fortress. Originally admired for its fairy chimney shape, the castle was later adapted to serve as an early warning system against attacks from higher ground during the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.

Uchisar Castle
Along with Ortahisar and Urgup, Uchisar Castle played a vital role in defending against invaders due to its strategic location on high ground. Today, visitors can explore the castle's eroded walls that reveal a honeycomb structure of tunnels and cavities, including a secret tunnel leading to the water supply. The castle offers two stunning views, with one side showcasing houses perched on high cliffs and the other featuring multiple levels of pigeon nests.

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