Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities as well as distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians. The 100m-deep Ihlara Canyon houses numerous rock-face churches.

Cappadocia is known as the international capital for hot air balloons...but it has so much more to see and do. Five top things you should do in the Cappadocia region.

1) Hot Air Balloon (Royal Ballons)

2) Open Air Museums (Goreme & Zelve)

3) Visit Small Towns Uçhisar and Çavuşin

4) Quad ATV tour

5) Derinkuyu Underground City