June 15, 2024 The sun rises from Anatolia

The world’s largest natural skyscraper Uchisar Castle

It would not be an exaggeration to call Uchisar Castle, the largest fairy chimney in the Cappadocia region, the largest natural skyscraper in the world.

Located 5 kilometers away from Nevşehir, Uchisar can be seen from everywhere. Besides, from the summit of the castle, Kapodakya can be watched from a bird’s eye view.

Uchisar Castle consists of two pointed fairy chimneys adjacent to each other. Among the people, the bigger one is called “Agha’s Castle” and the smaller one is called “Çavuşun Castle”. The castle resembles a skyscraper with its structure exceeding 50 meters from the south and 100 meters from the north.

During the Roman period, many rooms, houses, shelters, warehouses, cisterns, tombs and cellars were built.

At the summit of the castle, there are many carved cubes, carved tombs and large cisterns.

Uchisar, whose watchtower was also used as a defense fortress, was an important strategic fortress especially against Arab raids.

Uçhisar Castle
From Uchisar castle, every part of Cappadocia can be seen from a bird’s eye view.

Uchisar, which maintained its importance during the Seljuk and Principalities periods, is one of the most important tourism destinations in the Cappadocia region today.

Uchisar Castle, the world’s largest natural skyscraper in the Cappadocia region, which is on the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List and hosted approximately 5 million tourists last year, was frequented by 300 thousand local and foreign tourists in 2023.

Stating that they had a productive year, Uchisar Mayor Osman Süslü said, “It was a productive year in the Cappadocia region, especially in terms of accommodation. Our tourists are also satisfied with this situation. Official statements were made that the circulation in the world will increase by around 30 percent. I think this increase will exceed 50 percent especially in Antalya, Istanbul and Cappadocia region.”

Uçhisar Castle
Uçhisar Castle

Stating that Uchisar Castle is a region with a special strategic importance, Süslü said, “Uchisar Castle is one of the symbolic places of both the region and our town. It is called the world’s largest fairy chimney and is a place where local and foreign visitors flock. Around 300 thousand local and foreign tourists visited Uchisar Castle, which has the opportunity to see the entire Cappadocia region.”

When you go up to Uchisar Castle, which is the only region where the whole Cappadocia can be seen from a bird’s eye view, the valleys starting from Güvercinlik Valley to Avanos, Ortahisar Castle, Göreme Town, Göreme Open Air Museum, Kılıçlar Valley, Kızılçukur, Güllüdere, Aşk Valley, Cevizli Bağ Valley, Çavuşin, Boztepe, Aktepe, Erciyes Mountain and Hasan Mountain can be seen very clearly.

Banner
Related Articles

Perhaps the oldest thermal treatment center in the world, which has been in continuous use for 2000 years -Basilica Therma Roman Bath or King’s Daughter-

July 31, 2023

July 31, 2023

The ancient Roman bath of the Basilica of the Thermae, known as the “King’s Daughter” (Turkish: Kral Kızı Hamamı or...

Relief depiction of the Trojan War hero Ajax discovered

November 1, 2023

November 1, 2023

A relief depicting Ajax, one of the heroes of the legendary Trojan War, one of the most significant battles of...

A colonnaded Roman street connected to the sea was unearthed in Antalya

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

A colonnaded Roman street connected to the sea has been discovered in Antalya, Turkey’s city of culture and tourism. 100...

Restoration of the 600-year-old Gazi Mihal Hamam in Edirne continues

April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024

In Edirne, Türkiye’s gateway to Europe, cleaning and excavation works continue in the 15th century Gazi Mihal Hamam within the...

Mosaics created with the opus tessellatum technique have been uncovered during the excavations at the ancient city of Olympos

September 3, 2023

September 3, 2023

In the ancient city of Olympos in the Kumluca district of Antalya, ongoing excavations in 26 different locations have revealed...

2000-year-old tomb guarded by two bull heads discovered in Tharsa Ancient City

May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024

During the ongoing rescue and cleaning works in the ancient city of Tharsa, a new 2000-year-old tomb protected by two...

In an excavation of a Roman villa, a mosaic area of 600 square meters uncovered

November 11, 2023

November 11, 2023

With the support of the Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, a 600-square-meter floor mosaic was unearthed in the ongoing excavation of a...

The first written evidence of the soul leaving the body in Anatolia: Kuttamuwa Stele

May 7, 2024

May 7, 2024

In the 8th century BC, a rich and powerful man named Kuttamuwa lived in the Gaziantep region of modern-day Turkey....

The villagers from Adıyaman found the cult area where the ‘oboo’ structures are located

November 4, 2023

November 4, 2023

In the Çet Plateau of Kürtek Mountain in the Gerger district of Adıyaman, a place that could have been used...

The mosaic depicting paradise in one piece in the ancient city of Perre attracts great attention of visitors

May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024

The 1500-year-old mosaic bearing the traces of the Roman period in the ancient city of Perre is one of the...

Visiting hours of some museums and archaeological sites in Türkiye extended

June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024

Visiting hours of some museums and archaeological sites in Türkiye, which attracted great interest from visitors during the summer season,...

The ancient city of Kremna, famous for its pagan temples

September 25, 2023

September 25, 2023

New pagan temple ruins have been uncovered in the excavations of the anti-city of Kremna, founded by the Pisidians. The...

2,100-year-old steles transported by military helicopter will be exhibited in Perre Ancient City

May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024

The 2100-year-old steles carried by military helicopter from Kımıl Mountain in Adıyaman’s Gerger district will be exhibited in Perre Ancient...

The 5000-year-old goddess figurine was found at Yassıtepe mound

October 28, 2023

October 28, 2023

A 10-centimeter goddess figurine made of baked clay, estimated to be 5000 years old, was found in the excavations of...

2600 year old Median period structures found in Oluz Mound excavations

December 25, 2023

December 25, 2023

During the ongoing excavations in Oluz Mound in Göynücek district of Amasya, 2600-year-old Median period structures were found. In the...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *