Friday, 20 December 2013

Butterfly Valley at Faralya, Turkey (Amazing & Beautiful World)

The Butterfly Valley near Fethiye is a hidden gem of Turkeys Turquoise Coast. Deep, steep and accessible only by boat or via the Lycian Way walking trail, which is advised against. The Valley has only been visited in the last twenty or so years before that it was reletively untouched and unknown. Luckily due to the valley being inaccessable it has kept intact and pure.

The valley is located at the base of Babadag mountain and is protected by the World Heritage Foundation. It gets it\'s name from the unique butterfly species, who have up until recently been the only residents in the valley for thousands of years. There are over 60 different species of butterfly in the valley some appearing in the day time and others only venturing out at night. There are many rare butterflies and for those who are entusiasts there is a small museum located in the valley dedicated to giving more in depth information about the species that can be found there.














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