the turkish region of cappadocia is famed for being one of the best places in the world to go hot air ballooning, with its unique geology of valleys, plateaus and “fairy chimneys,” formed millions of years ago from consolidated volcanic ash. photos by alessio andreani, kani polat, gypsy joyce, violin and gray line
The bus to Derinkuyu, Cappadocia, Turkey. Photo by Instagram user @anikeeva_sasha, included in our weekly #ReportageSpotlight roundup. See our other favorite Instagram photos from last week on @gettyreportage.
Sarıhan Caravanserai was built during the reign of Izzettin Keykavus II (1249-1254), perhaps by him, in 1249. It is constructed of smoothly hewn yellow, pink and beige stone. Restoration of this caravanserai, parts of which were in ruins, was completed in 1991. This was the last caravanserai to be built by the Seljuk sultans. Today, the whirling dervishes ceremony is performed nightly at the Sarıhan Caravanserai. (x)