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Scenes from the window as we continue traveling further along the Anatolian plateau in central Anatolia, Turkey.
A small flock of sheep grazing on the remnants of a harvested grain field.
Towering above Aksaray in central Anatolia, is Mount Hasan (elevation 3253 m - 10,672 ft), an inactive stratovolcano. It is that region’s second highest mountain. It is quite possible to climb to the summit of Mount Hasan - a 5-6 hour trek up from the highest point reachable by vehicle from the north side.East of Aksaray - the scenery begins to change gradually from the flat plateau we’ve been driving on for some time. Hills begin to rise up as we near the Cappadocia region of Turkey.
Nearing Avanos in the Cappadocia region - fascinating topography!
Just north of Avanos, we pass by what looks like dwellings in the rocks. It’s just a taste of what we’re about to see next!Off to see the Özkonak Underground City.