Turkey's world-famous scenic Cappadocia region attracted 440,686 visitors in the first quarter of 2019, reaching six-year peak. Cappadocia is famous for its unique 'fairy chimney' volcanic cones, valleys, underground cities, boutique hotels and houses carved into rocks, churches, chapels, and shelters used during the early years of the Christian faith. It also allows tourists to enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the historical sites with hot air balloon trips. The region, located in Central Anatolia's Nevsehir province, is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism figures revealed that the number of tourists visiting Cappadocia surged 14.5% year-on-year in January-March period. In the three-month period, the top three touristic sites in the region were Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, and Derinkuyu Underground City. Mustafa Durmaz, head of the Goreme (a historical town in the region) Tourism Development Cooperative, said Cappadocia saw one of its busiest seasons in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the past years.