The SELIME Monastery in Goreme was actually used as a monastery before, and some relics of previous life can even be seen inside. However, it is quite rocky, and it feels more weathered. Some places are steep and need to be climbed. We are monkeys, and we are very happy to jump up and down, and climb up and down. Older people should not be very good to visit.
The Selime Monastery is built inside a tuff rock mountain. To see the monastery, you must first climb the mountain. Because it used to be a camel road, it was narrow and steep and made it more difficult. Sometimes you need to use both hands and feet to climb up. The size of the monastery is large and well-preserved, which reminds people of how magnificent the monastery was.
This is said to be the filming location of Star Wars. There are many caves on the mountain. The area is quite large and it is difficult to climb inside. It takes an hour or two to use both hands and feet to go up. After we encountered snow, the icy road was more difficult.
Selime Monastery is built inside a stone mountain, and you must climb up to see the monastery. Although Cappadocia “riches” this kind of buildings in stone, the Selime Monastery still has a unique beauty. This place is famous for its location that resembles the Tunisian cave houses in "Star Wars". There is no grass on the rocks, and it looks like a huge alien creature riddled with anger and tentacles extending in all directions. People were suddenly afraid. Because there is no road, you need to use both hands and feet to climb up. The sunlight dazzles the mountain with golden light, which adds a lot of challenges. A small group of men and horses are like explorers walking on an alien planet, and they don't know what the stormy sea is waiting for them.
It combines natural scenery and humanities and religions and is a rare cultural and natural attraction. The best way to appreciate here is to cross on foot. Although the shock here cannot be compared with the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and the Grand Canyon of Colorado, it also has its own unique place. Herrage Canyon was one of the most popular places for monks in the Byzantine period to live in seclusion, leaving behind many painted cave churches. Enter the gorge through 360 steep steps and walk along the Melendizsuyu stream.