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Stunning Ballon Festival In Cappadocia Showcases Turkey's Beautiful Landscape

You have to see it to believe it.

19/04/2016 10:52
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Tourists ride hot air balloon near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey.

The Cappadocia region in Central Anatolia is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey.

Known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys and large network of underground dwellings, it's also home to some of the most breathtaking views on planet earth and the best way to celebrate this, with a hot air ballooning festival of course.

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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 18: Hot air balloons are seen over rock formations on April 18, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 19: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 19, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 19: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 19, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 18: Hot air balloons are seen over rock formations on April 18, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 19: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 19, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 18: A hot air balloon is seen over rock formations on April 18, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Rock formations are seen at sunset on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 18: Tourists look out at the view above a cave hotel on April 18, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 18: Hot air balloons are seen over rock formations on April 18, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists take photographs of hot air balloons from a ridge in the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloons near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Light illuminates cave hotels at sunset in the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists watch hot air balloons from a ridge in the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists view the sunset from a lookout point on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: The shadow of a hot air balloon is seen on the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloon near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloon near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloon near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: A man inflates a hot air balloon ahead of a tourist flight on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists view rock formations during a hot air balloon tour on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Hot air balloons are seen over rock formations near the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Tourists ride hot air balloon near the town of Uchisar on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 16: Tourists take photographs during sunset from a lookout point on April 16, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 16: Tourists take selfie photos at sunset from a lookout point on April 16, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Chris McGrath via Getty Images
    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 16: Tourists take photographs from a sunset lookout point on April 16, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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