Ihlara Valley is a deep, narrow gorge located in the central region of Türkiye. It is best described as a picturesque and historic area, known for its natural beauty, rock-cut churches, and hiking trails. The valley was formed by the Melendiz River and is surrounded by towering cliffs, making it a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The valley is also a significant cultural and religious site, home to several Byzantine-era rock-cut churches and monasteries that have been well-preserved over the centuries. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.