Backyard of Cappadocia by Three Graces Travel
Backyard of Cappadocia is a tour which presents you the backyard of this unique place in the world. In this programme, you can visit Salt Lake (Tuz Golu) that is the second largest lake in Turkey after Van Lake. Some of the reason; the lake blood red in some periods of the year.
Where are we heading during this programme?
Caravanserai; or caravansary was a roadside inn where travellers (caravaners) could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa and Southeast Europe, most notably the Silk Road. Most of the caravanserais were supported by the emperors.
Salt (Tuz Golu) Lake; is located in between Ankara, Konya & Aksaray. 40% of Turkey’s salt needs are provided from this lake. The salt in Salt Lake is formed by the submergence of meteorological waters and the melting of salt domes that have been formed before and transporting them along the tectonic lines. Also, this lake is the second largest lake in terms of the surface area of Turkey, is at the deepest level of a wide tectonic pit buried among the platelets around it. This pit is formed by tectonic movements in the Neogene strata. The pit, in which Salt Lake is located, is surrounded by faulting from east, west and south. In the quaternary strata, the surface area of the lake has shrunk due to less rainy climatic conditions. The lake, which has become smaller in time, has reached its present condition.
Pigeon (Guvercinlik) Valley; the valley is named for the many pigeon houses or dovecotes carved into the rocks and cliffs.
Ortahisar Viewpoint; This place for refreshments and of course a wonderful landscape view where you can watch and see almostall around Cappadocia Touristic Region & natural underground lemon storages.