Uçhisar Castle, Uçhisar, Nevsehir Province, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey


Photograph by Siam Wahid

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The Uchisar Castle in Cappadocia is a rocky outcrop which is located in the village of Uchisar. The area is one of the highest regions in Cappadocia. It is an ancient structure and made out of rocks. The rocks were riddled with tunnels and caves to make dwellings.

Located at the highest point in Cappadocia, Uchisar Castle features many rooms hollowed out into the rock, connected with stairs, tunnels, and passages.

Most of the rooms on the north side of the castle are in use today as pigeon houses – farmers use these rooms to collect the droppings of pigeons which makes a natural fertilizer for vineyards and orchards.

 

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