My hotel is close to the top of the hill in Goreme. A short walk uphill (and a small “admission” charge) is the place to be for sunsets and to watch the balloons fly in the morning.
Today I wake up before sunrise and walk up the hill to catch the balloons. I think I am too early because I have to wait a while for the balloons to rise. I do get a picture of the sun starting to rise through.
Off in the instance I can see some balloons inflating. A short while later they are in the air.
It is beautiful to see.
Some get very close to the observation hill. At times it looks like they can be touched.
Here is a fun video showing how close they got.