Soganli Valley

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Nestling among the poplar trees, the village of Soganli remains largely unspoilt. The same is true of the isolated valley in which it lies, with its fanciful landscapes of steep basalt cliffs and phantasmagorical human- or animal-shaped rocks. The tall peaks and pyramids are dotted with holes, and used as dovecotes. People no longer come here to see the tulips so adored by a sultan in the 18C; instead, they now visit its unusual underground cities, such as Kaymakli, and the peaceful troglodyte monasteries and churches of the region.

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Church of St Barbara
Church of St Barbara
At the entrance to the Church of St
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Church of the Snake
Church of the Snake
One of the chapels in the Soganli Valley
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Church of the Stag
Church of the Stag
The stag here is depicted in a damaged
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Walls of Constantinople or of Theodosius II
Walls of Constantinople or of Theodosius II
The area between St Saviour-in-Chora and
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Church of St Saviour-in-Chora
Church of St Saviour-in-Chora
Chora means "outside the walls", and
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Eyüp Complex
Eyüp Complex
The holy complex of Eyüp, which has
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