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Capadoccia is a major city and tourist destination in Turkey's Central Anatolia region.  It is known around the world for its "Fairy Tale" rock formations.  These are giant pillars of rock formed by unusual deposition and erosion patterns in this area of Central Anatolia, near the middle of Turkey.  In this video, contributor Turkey Home treats us to an incredibe aerial tour of Cappadocia and its amazing geology, unlike any other in the world.  


Meke Volcanic Lake Konya/TURKEY


Lake Meke is a crater lake that was formed in south central Turkey when a volcano erupted 4 million years ago.  The inner crater of the lake was formed from a much more recent eruption about 9,000 years ago.  Now a registered natural monument of Turkey, it is situated in the Konya province of the country's Central Anatolia region.  This drone video by Orhan Karaman provides a clear view of the famous copper volcanic cone island and the two surrounding lakes.



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While Cappadocia, Turkey is best known for its fairy tale rock towers and hot air balloon rides, it is also becoming a popular spot for another adventure sport - jet boats.  A company there offers rides on high power jet boats in the nearby Kızılırmak River.  Contributor Omer Gokcen worked with the operator to film a run by one of these over-powered watercraft.  While not for the faint of heart, they make for the ride of a lifetime! 




Cappadocia, Turkey is the believed to be the top worldwide destination for hot air ballooning.  The reason for this is primarily the other phenomenon for which this area is famous - its fairy tale chimneys, giant rock formations which are best appreciated from the air.  In this drone video, contributor AprilWed uses some epic editing techniques to make this fantastic drone time-lapse of the ballooning scene in this area of Central Anatolia. 


Steppe - Ankara Capital City Of Turkey and Seaside


Prepare to be blown away by this whirwind aerial tour of the great nation of Turkey.  The first 1:40 of the video is shot in the center of the country; you'll see the balloons, fairytale rock chimneys, and broad steppes of Cappadocia; the steppes of the Anatolian Plain; and some truly epic bird's eye views of Ankara, the great capital city.  Then the video transitions to the country's coastlines, and you'll see some of it most amazing stretches on the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.    


Winter in Ankara the capital of Turkey


Contributor IlkerCagatayAsik used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this marvelous aerial tour of a snow covered Ankara, Turkey.  While it is the country's second largest city, Ankara was a relative backwater until it became the capital of modern Turkey in 1920.  As a result, its cityscape is much more modern looking compared to Turkey's other big cities.  Video highlights include epic shots of the Atakule observation tower and the Radisson Ankara, the tallest structure in Central Anatolia for 15 years.  


Cappadocia Ortahisar Castle

Alp Karagulle

Prepare to be amazed by Alp Karagulle's drone video of Ortahisar Castle in central Turkey.  The magnificent fairy tale chimney rock formations for which the Capadoccia area is famous aren't a strictly natural phenomenon.  In this case, a castle was built right into the chimney, a seemingly impossible task many centuries ago when it was built.  The castle was opened to the public in 2013 after extensive renovations and is now one of the top tourist destinations in Central Anatolia.  



Alp Karagulle

Among the more amazing natural sights in Turkey's Central Anatolia region is Lake Tuz.  It's the second largest lake in Turkey (after Lake Van) and one of the largest salt lakes in the world.  Located roughly between the cities of Konya and Ankara, the lake covers about 1.6k square km (a bit over 600 square mi).  It is home to one of the world's largest bird sanctuaries.  Alp Karaguelle created this epic drone selfie flying over this amazing salt lake on the great Central Anatolian Plain.




Here is an aerial view of the Mamak district of Turkey's capital city Ankara, compliments of Drone Turkiye.  Situated in the Central Anatolia region of the country, Ankara has been the capital of Turkey since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in the early 1920's.  With a metropolitan population of nearly 5 million, Ankara is Turkey's second largest city.  While humans have inhabited the area since the Bronze Age, Ankara was a small city before becoming the Turkish capital.  


Konya Aerial Movie


Contributor Okangulderen created this drone video of Konya, the second largest city in Turkey's Central Anatolia region after the national capital of Ankara.  The city is in the southwestern part of the great plateau which dominates Central Anatolia.  The area has been inhabited by humans since at least 3000 BC, and St. Paul's travels there earned it mention in the Bible.  Today, Konya is the seventh most populous city in Turkey.



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Contributor Pascha created this amazing drone video of Sultan Reedy National Park in the middle of Turkey.  It's located in the Kayseri province, which is situated on the great Central Anatolian Plain which covers much of central Turkey.  Unusually, the marshes of the park are a combination of saltwater and freshwater varieties.  Home to many varieties of flora and fauna, the area was turned into a national park by the Turkish government in 2006.  


CAPPADOCIA - undiscovered beauty of Turkey


Few scenes are as magical as seeing an array of hot air balloons drifting upwards through the iconic looking "fairy tale" rock formations of Cappadocia, Turkey.  Drone pilot and contributor @VanSleepers explored the fascinating landscape of this Central Anatolia destination from above and truly captured its whimsical but historic vibe. Discover the beauty of Cappadocia in this outstanding drone film.



OGB - Omer Gokcen

This video by top AirVūz contributor Omer Gokcen gives us spectacular aerial views of the "Time and Space" sculpture park by artist Andrew Rogers. The one and a half mile-long project took the Australian artist four years to complete. The twelve sculptures he created for the park are a part of his "Rhythms of Life" project of fourteen other stone sculpture, or geoglyphs, sites around the world. This one, located on the plain of Central Anatolia, Turkey, is something to behold.


The dance of Flamingos

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While Turkey may be best known for its great cities, mountains, and beaches, it's also home to some of the world's most important wetlands.  The country has over 300 designated wetland areas, more than any country in Europe or western Asia.  These marshy areas perform critical environmental functions, not least as sancturaries for the country's massive bird population.  In this drone video by Secoko, you'll get an aerial view of a flock of flamingoes frolicking in the wetlands of Central Anatolia.  


Cappadocia, Turkey in Winter - 4K

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Seeing Cappadocia, Turkey from an aerial view is one thing, but seeing it from above in the winter is a whole other thing.  Contributor GHT took bird's eye view shots of the mountainous landscape, with its unusual rock formations covered in a light dusting of snow.  Some of the abstract angles make the natural features look like cake or donuts covered in powdered sugar.



Sunset @ Isparta