In the Photo of the Week feature, we highlight an exceptionally amazing photograph submitted by an Atlas Obscura user.


The Turkish region of Cappadocia is one of the most eye-popping historical regions in the world, with whole cities carved into mountains and esoteric stone art that boggles the mind. The region is so full in fact that Atlas Obscura user adrianfarwell, who uploaded this week’s otherworldly photo, thinks it needs a lot more entries:

“I’d visited this same spot ten years earlier and was astonished to see how much it had been developed over that time. Luckily Cappadocia still has a wealth of rarely visited gems if you get away from the crowds. But listing it as a single entry on Atlas Obscura is like listing Belgium; it has many sights that justify an entry all of their own!”


Thanks to all of our adventurous users who keep submitting such amazing shots! Want to have your photograph featured? Keep adding your captures to our ever-growing compendium of wondrous places (just click the “Edit This Place” link at the bottom of each place). And watch here each Friday for another Photo of the Week