Cappadocia is a place that seems to be cut out of a fairy tale. The unusual orange and light brown rock formations of different shapes and sizes give the region of Cappadocia a special appearance. From its churches dug in volcanic rocks and its troglodyte dwellings carved by water to its underground cities, every single part of this region is simply magical. Not to mention the colorful hot air balloons which attract a lot of tourists every year.
It is not a secret that I love taking pictures and Cappadocia is one of the best places in the world to do so. When I think about all the pictures I have taken here, a lot of places come to my mind. Sultan Carpets is one of these places. I have always dreamed of doing a photo session using the Turkish carpets as a setting and Sultan Carpets turned out to be the perfect place to make my dream come true.
As the name suggests, Sultan Carpets is a shop where you can find a selection of handmade carpets and rugs of all sizes, shapes and colors. According to Turkish culture, kilim and hali are the two main carpet types in Turkey. Kilim is a flat-woven carpet and hali is a knotted rug. They can be used as prayer rugs or to decorate the walls and the floors.
Nowadays, handmade rugs and carpets are considered a form of art taking into account the creativity behind the variety of models. Sultan Carpets is more than a shop that sells beautiful and quality rugs and carpets. If we take into account the variety of carpets you can admire or buy here and the fact that Sultan Carpets is a gorgeous setting for pictures, this place became a tourist attraction for the tourists who visit Cappadocia. They decorated a room to exhibit the carpets and to create a perfect setting for those who love taking pictures. I spent almost an hour in the shop, admiring the carpets and taking gorgeous pictures. Sultan Carpets is situated in the central area of Göreme, in Müze Cd. Street, No 32.
After my experience there, I advise you to add this place to your trip list in case you ever get to Cappadocia. It is another type of Turkish experience you should live, especially if you love photography. You don’t have to take my words for granted, but you can take a look at the following pictures to convince yourself of what I’m talking about.