The İhlara valley is famous for its Byzantine churches cut out of the steep cliffs in a beautiful valley setting. On the road to the main valley is the Selime Monastery, a spectacular rock-cut maze of rooms and passages.

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View Part Selime
View of part of the Selime Monastery. (1119k)
Tomb Ali Pasa
Tomb of Ali Pasa, next to the Selime Monastery. (709k)
View Part Selime
View of part of the Selime Monastery. (840k)
View Part Selime
View of part of the Selime Monastery from inside one of the passages. (647k)
View Part Selime
View of part of the Selime Monastery. (835k)
Inside Passages Selime
Inside one of the passages in the Selime Monastery. (756k)
Rock-cut Church Selime
The rock-cut church in the Selime Monastery complex. (784k)
İhlara Valley Steep
The İhlara Valley with its steep cliffs. (1141k)
İhlara Valley
In the İhlara Valley. (1056k)
Churches İhlara Valley
One of the churches in the İhlara Valley. (757k)
Entrance Rock-cut Churches
Entrance to one of the rock-cut churches. (740k)
Two Levels Rock-cut
Two levels in the rock-cut church. (665k)
Painted Interior Churches
Painted interior in one of the churches. (498k)
Wall Painting Churches
Wall painting in one of the churches. (561k)
Wall Painting Churches
Wall painting in one of the churches. (739k)
Ceiling Painting Churches
Ceiling painting in one of the churches. (629k)

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