The man-made dovecotes in Guvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) are so numerous that they have lent the site its nickname, Pigeon Valley. For the last two thousand years, pigeons have been a staple in the fertile soil of Cappadocia, where they have been used as a food source and fertilizer.
Even though pigeons have been less important in the area, people living in the region have still taken care of their rocky homes and can be found on rock pillars, in excavated cave homes, and churches.
Visiting Pigeon Valley by hot air balloon ride is a spectacular way to take in the view. You will already be floating over the scenic vista as the sun rises because the boat tour departs at sunrise.
Cappadocia, which is located in the heart of Turkey, is home to many incredible things to see, and Pigeon Valley is one of the best walking spots in the area. Situated between Goreme and Uchisar, Uchisar Castle is a worthwhile sight, while a trail from Uchisar goes past rock-hewn Christian churches and cave homes that are no longer used. One can ride horseback or enjoy a jeep safari in Pigeon Valley if one wishes.
The towns of Goreme and Uchisar are perfect locations to stay while exploring Pigeon Valley and other Cappadocia destinations.
via Alaturka Turkey