Pigeon Valley is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cappadocia, Turkey. You can see amazing soft volcanic rock formations in Pigeon Valley. These formations are alos known as Fairy Chimneys. There are thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times.
There are many pigeon houses or dovecotes carved into the rocks and cliffs in Turkey. Due to the wind and water erosion in these rock formations, it is unfortunately not possible to reach all the rooms. Most of the rooms, located on the north side of the castle are in use as pigeon houses (dovecuts) today. Farmers used these cave pigeon houses to collect the droppings of pigeons which is considered as an excellent natural fertilizer for the orchards and vineyards.
The fairy chimneys towards the west, east and north of Uchisar were hollowed out and used as graves during the Roman period.
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