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 Situated just 65 km from the yahyali. We offer genuine Turkish cuisine in or licensed restaurant. 36 rooms complete with ensuite bathrooms, satelite TV and wireless internet connection.

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Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls >

The Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls, doubtless the most glorious among our country’s waterfall sets, maintained its existence mysteriously until recent years. The Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls, the second highest waterfall of the world, charms people.

The Kapuzbasi Waterfalls in Aladaglar National Park south of Cappadocia and east of Nigde, are among Turkey's most unusual: the seven waterfalls spurt right from a solid-rock cliff face.

Kapuzbaşı waterfall is fed from the snow and the glaciers on the top of Aladağlar and, welcomes its visitors by the icy cold water in the summer. Kapuzbaşı waterfalls are within the borders of Alacadağlar National Park. The waterfall is one of the best stops in the trekking area in Alacadağlar.

It's striking: a crease in the vertical cliff face. Above it, dry rock. Below it,a cascade of chill white water. Over the ages, the water found its way through the porous limestone, ending at the cliff face, where it tumbles to a stream below.

 


Paradise consists of seven different waterfalls 

Usually a waterfall means water from a river falling from a certain height. What makes the Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls special is that the water doesn't come from a stream bed, but by water gushing out of seven different sources from the side of the mountain. The plateau, at 3000 meters' altitude, called the bowl of Aladağlar, collects water from winter snow. Most of this water feeds underground sources, some forming small lakes on the permeable surface in the summer. When some of these underground sources reach above ground, they create seven glorious waterfalls. 

Don’t leave without seeing all the waterfalls...

 




Aladaglar Naturel Park>

The Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls have developed into a very touristic place today. The main reason for this is the new road that approaches from the east. They are visited by the local people as well as daily touristic tours.

The Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls, once called the Barazama Waterfalls, are located at 700 meters' altitude. The area containing the waterfalls was declared a natural park in 1995. Although there is the opportunity to camp within the park, no one else camps here other than mountaineers and trekkers.

A small fee is paid at the National Park entrance and an overnight stay fee is asked of the campers. Toilet and parking facilities are provided in the camping area. Within the National Park you can buy fresh goat's meat from the villagers and, according to the park regulations, you are allowed to light a fire and have a barbecue but alcohol consumption is not permitted. 


The Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls consist of roughly two parts. The first includes four waterfalls gushing from rocks that are lined on the side of the valley. They fall from 30-40 meters into the Aksu Creek. Since the valley is narrow and steep, it only gets sunshine between 10:00 and 14:00 so it its advisable not to miss these hours especially if you want to take photos. Once you walk down to the end of the valley, you reach a small settlement which is a summer meadow of Büyükçakır Village. Here, another creek joins Aksu Creek and together they flow into the Zamantı River. (Zamantı River is one of the most important rafting racecourses of Turkey. Every year on 5th of June, a competition and a festival is organised here). If you follow the second creek through the meadow for about 15 minutes, you will see that this is formed mostly by 3 waterfalls coming from rocks. These are the final three of the seven Kapuzbaşı waterfalls.




Yahyalii >



Yahyalı is a town and district in Kayseri Province of Turkey. It is the southernmost district of the province and its area is defined by the steep lines of the Taurus Mountains, named Aladağlar in their section through this region, and it is crossed by the River Zamantı.

The Aladağlar National Park is 300 km2 (120 sq mi), mostly covered in forests, which also extends into the neighboring districts of Çamardı (Niğde Province) and Aladağ (Adana Province), although its main part is in Yahyalı.

Yahyalı is steadily becoming more of a tourism destination, with the Zamantı river as a favourite rafting destination, but also the rest of the national park as a popular trekking and alpinism area, starting with the seven glacier lakes at 3500m altitude. The mountain ranges also possess rich iron, zinc and lead deposits, which have been mined more intensively in recent years.

Closer to the town centre, on the slopes of Aladağlar, the Kapuzbaşı waterfalls have recently started to attract more interest and can now be found in guidebooks. The main waterfall is formed by an underground river coming through the rocks.



The main economic activities are agriculture and animal husbandry, as well as its traditional handmade rugs and carpets, which are produced by natural dying techniques.

 

 

 


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