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11 places to visit in Cappadocia for those INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

You don’t use your camera to capture photographs; you use it to capture memories!

Cappadocia is a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list. With its breathtaking views, natural beauty, and skies filled with balloons, Cappadocia is everything that it promises. If you are looking for Cappadocia places to visit for the best photos to take over your Instagram wall and stories, we have got you covered! Here are some places you must visit for those amazing Instagram photos.

1. Terrace of Sultan Cave Suites

You might remember this place from the rooftop photo shoot that went viral on Instagram. It is definitely one of the best places to visit in Cappadocia.

You can witness the sky filled with hot air balloons all around, giving you nothing but a fairytale feeling. Do note that this experience is now being made exclusive for the guests, so you might have to consider booking a room to enjoy the best sunrise of your life.

Prettiest sunrise from Sultan Caves Hotel in Cappadocia

Prettiest sunrise from Sultan Caves Hotel in Cappadocia

2. Hot Air Ballooning (On the Balloon)

Our hot-air ballooning experience was definitely one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. 3000 feet above the ground, you see the sun rising from the horizon, and the light is perfect for getting the most aesthetically pleasing photographs possible.

You could get great pictures of yourself with hot air balloons and fairy rocks in the background!

Read: Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia Guide

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is just timeless

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is just timeless

3. Sunset Horse Ride through Fairy Chimneys

Who doesn’t want a horseback picture on their Instagram wall? It is royal, adventurous, and absolutely magnificent! The sunset horse ride is a must-try experience. You explore the city through beaten routes on horseback.

You can gaze at the marvelous fairy chimneys which make Cappadocia famous. This horse ride takes you to some of the most offbeat places to visit in Cappadocia, where you can feel the natural beauty and essence of the place!

4. Love Valley

There are various stories connected to the name “Love Valley.” Some say it is because of the shape of the fairy rocks, while others believe in some famous folklore surrounding that region.

Nonetheless, love valley is one of the most Instagrammable places to visit in Cappadocia. Do note that you can explore and take pictures of the most famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in Love Valley!

ATV ride through the beautiful valley makes for lovely images

ATV ride through the beautiful valley makes for lovely images

5. Hot Air Ballooning Landing site

We discussed the best place to photograph hot air balloons in the early sky, but the hot air ballooning site takes your photography quest to the next level! Watching hundreds of hot air balloons landing from their morning flight is serene.

The early morning light makes it one of the best places to visit in Cappadocia for aesthetic Instagram photographs.

Hot air ballooning and vintage car ride make for a gorgeous combination

Hot air ballooning and vintage car ride make for a gorgeous combination

6. Cave Hotels

Cave hotels are a Cappadocia specialty. They promise one of the most unique photographs you can add to your Instagram feed. Most of these see massive bookings, so make sure that you get your bookings sorted before your trip.

There are several cave hotels in Cappadocia, but you can check out our top recommendations in our latest blog about cave hotels!

Cave hotels are just so pretty

Cave hotels are just so pretty

We flew London straight from Turkey and it was a direct 4-hour flight! We also stayed in one of the finest properties in the UK, Hilton. You can also try staying in Warner Leisure Hotels UK. Sign up via email and know about all latest offers at Warner Leisure Hotels!

7. Sultan Carpets

Sultan Carpets is one of the most famous Cappadocia places to visit. They sell handmade rugs and carpets and also offer visitors a carpet weaving process tour. Overall, the place exudes heritage, history, and the rich culture of Cappadocia. It is filled with colorful and vivid carpets, which act as a great background for aesthetic photographs.

Tip: Do ask permission from the staff before clicking photographs, as the Sultan Carpets is predominately a shop and not a public place.

Isn't this the most picturesque carpet shop ever?

Isn’t this the most picturesque carpet shop ever?

8. Museum Hotel

The Museum Hotel in Cappadocia is a photographer’s paradise, offering a unique blend of history and breathtaking beauty. One of the most unique Cappadocia places to visit, it is nestled amidst enchanting rock formations; the hotel boasts captivating architecture, ancient artifacts, and luxurious interiors. Every corner of the hotel presents an extraordinary photo opportunity, capturing the essence of Cappadocia’s rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes.

9. Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia is a fantastic place for taking photos. The valley has amazing rock formations and beautiful scenery. One of the unique things about it is the pigeon houses carved into the cliffs. The mix of light, shadows, and nature’s colors provides many opportunities for capturing stunning and special photographs for your Instagram feed!

10. The Evil Eye Tree

If you love taking unique photographs that celebrate the cultural heritage and uniqueness of a place, then the evil eye tree is a must-visit place! Covered in blue evil-eye amulets, it has a mysterious and interesting look. With the beautiful Cappadocia scenery in the background, the tree stands out and creates a great contrast to enhance the feel of your photographs. It’s a unique and culturally meaningful subject for capturing awesome pictures.

11. SPICE Market in Istanbul

Just can’t beat the sight of hundreds of lamps lighting up your Instagram feed. The Spice Market in Istanbul is just where you need to go to dazzle up your Insta feed. Make sure you seek permission from the store owner’s before taking any pictures. Also, as a sweet gesture you could buy a lampshade or two to take back home as a souvenir. It won’t burn a hole in your pocket and will surely make a cute keepsake.

The lamp shop in Spice Market Istanbul

The lamp shop in Spice Market Istanbul

These were our top recommendations! From the mesmerizing fairy chimneys, and rustic carpet shops to the vibrant hot air balloon rides, these Instagram-worthy spots are waiting to be explored. Discover the best places to visit and unlock a photographer’s paradise in Cappadocia!

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