At the northern end of the Ihlara Valley lies the Selime Monastery. The monastery is very close to the village of Yaprakisar.
Built by early Christians, this monastery is a fine example of troglodyte lifestyle.
All the infrastructures are cut out from the rocks of fairy chimneys.
The view of Yaprakisar from the top of the monastery.
Churches, kitchens and even a cathedral is cut out from the rocks.
Eventually abandoned, it is one of the many rock-cut monasteries found in the Cappadocia region.
On the way back, view of Mount Hasan.
If you are hiking through the Ihlara Valley, definately stop at the Selime Monastery. There are some small accommodations at the village of Yaprakisar as well.