Best Panoramic Viewpoints in Cappadocia (Observation Terraces)

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    Cappadocia is a world famous photogenic place offering outstanding landscape, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the beautiful valleys and scenic lunar hills to incredible monuments for its visitors.

    There are variety of great panoramic viewpoints in Cappadocia for the ones who want to enjoy the stunning views of Cappadocia and also for photographers. Going to one of the popular viewpoints of Cappadocia is the best way to experience and enjoy the amazing landscape carved in fairy chimneys and rock formations.

    When you look out from these observation terraces, you’ll be excited with the magnificent valleys laid under your feet. Taking a break at the resting areas and banks with your drink and watching the beautiful views are also among the best activities in Cappadocia. These viewpoints are also very ideal for photography enthusiasts.

    Best Panoramic Viewpoints (Observation Terraces) in Cappadocia

    The top best panoramic views of Cappadocia can be experienced and watched at the Goreme Viewpoint, Red Valley (Kizilcukur) Viewpoint, Lovers Hill Viewpoint, Goreme Open Air Museum Viewpoint, Uchisar Castle Viewpoint, Ortahisar Castle Viewpoint and Urgup Wish Hill Viewpoint.

    Goreme Viewpoints

    Panoramic viewpoints (Esentepe and more) overlooking the amazing Goreme National Park, located in the hilly area on the Goreme-Avanos road, are very popular with the travelers.

    Esentepe Viewpoint

    You’ll see variety of lovely restaurants and cafes lined up along the hill overlooking Goreme Valley. You can sit in one of the restaurants and cafes around here and watch the magnificent views and enjoy a nice meal. Location Map >>

    Red Valley (Kizilcukur) Viewpoint

    Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red colored formations spread through the valley.

    Sunset from the Red Valley

    Red Valley also known as one of the best places in Cappadocia and in Turkey to watch the sunset. The crimson ambiance on sunset also give a dreamy scenery to the Red Valley. Continue reading…

    Lovers Hill Viewpoint

    Lovers Hill is situated right next to Goreme town and can be accessed by climbing a pathway along the central Goreme Mosque.

    This is one of the best places where you can best observe the sunrise in Cappadocia. You can also watch the beautiful views of Goreme National Park and the early morning hot air balloons. Location Map >>

    Uchisar Castle Viewpoint

    Uchisar Castle, situated in Uchisar town, is the highest point of the region and also the biggest and the most beautiful fairy chimney of the region where you may enjoy a unique panoramic view over Cappadocia. Continue reading…

    Ortahisar Castle Viewpoint

    Ortahisar Castle, situated in Ortahisar town, offers a magnificent panorama over the fairy chimneys of Hallacdere and the snowy peak of Mount Erciyes. Continue reading…

    Best Spots for Sunrise & Sunset

    The Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is the best spot for watching sunset in Cappadocia.
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    The Lovers Hill (Asiklar Tepesi) is the best spot for watching sunrise in Cappadocia.
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