Saturday, 02 December 2023
Fairy Chimneys in Konya

Fairy Chimneys in Konya

Similar fairy chimneys formations in Cappadocia can be found in the Phrygian Valley in Afyonkarahisar and the Narman district of Erzurum, as well as in the Kuşça Neighborhood of the Cihanbeyli district of Konya.

The Kuşça Fairy Chimneys, which were formed as a result of the erosion of the sediments in the lake, which dried up about two million years ago, with rain and wind, fascinate those who see them with their unique beauty as well as their surroundings resembling a desert due to erosion.

The fairy chimneys, which are protected by the Cihanbeyli Municipality and defy time, are waiting for the day when they will be opened to tourism.

"It needs to be brought to the country's tourism"

Arık, who expressed that fairy chimneys should be brought to the country's tourism, said:

"Fairy chimneys are located in Kuşça Neighborhood. It was formed as a result of the erosion of lake sediments by rain and wind over time. It is possible to see intensively in this position. In terms of appearance and structure, it is similar to the Cappadocia and Erzurum Narman fairy chimneys in our country. Here again, you can see the hollows that people have opened in order to settle down and store their food. The region is not known much. Kuşça Fairy Chimneys are one of our important geological heritage. It hasn't had any publicity in years. We had made efforts to introduce it in 2010, but this was insufficient. The region should be introduced as soon as possible and brought to the country's tourism."