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A new festival in Turkey’s surreal heart

‘Fairy chimney’ rock formations in the Red Valley near Göreme, Cappadocia

Festival fever among Turkey’s fairy chimneys

Attending a festival can feel a little like spending a few days in another world: one where the inhabitants, unfettered by the preoccupations of ordinary life, are left to devote themselves entirely to dancing, music, general merry-making and wonderment. Cappadox, a relative newcomer to the festival scene, is worthy of note because it locates this already rather magical experience within a fairytale landscape: the honeycomb hills of Turkey’s Cappadocia region.

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