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Kaymakli

Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Nevsehir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Fountains
Owner description: One of the famous underground cities of Cappadocia, Kaymakli contains over 100 tunnels with low, narrow and sloping passages. Although the structure... more » Owner description: One of the famous underground cities of Cappadocia, Kaymakli contains over 100 tunnels with low, narrow and sloping passages. Although the structure goes deeper than 100 feet below ground, only the first four floors are open for public viewing. « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in Cappadocia, it is surely a good experience to spend an hour at the underground city of Kaymakli, where thousands of people used to live hidden in war time. My strongest recommendation is to pay for a guided tour; many guides will approach you at the entrance and they are right: without a guide you will only... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An ancient underground city built with unbelievable power and diligence, nothing to do there except walking in tunnels and think how theغ did all of that and how people was living there. The services and facilities are few. It wasn't crowded, the entrance was very easy and fast but the tour guides are very silly and annoying they was following... More

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Karlovasi, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who had to live in these caves. I strongly recommend paying the extra liras to hire a guide, otherwise it can be confusing and boring. A guide will bring life to what otherwise would only be a huge cave. The guide will help put it all into historical perspective as well... More

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Altoona, Kansas
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32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This underground city of Kaymakli was excavated as early as Hittite time, (1600 BC-1180 BC) and expanded over the centuries. Early Christians suffered a lot from the Romans, pagans, and Arab invaders, so they refuged in underground cities. The softness of the tuff made it easy to excavate in order to create dwellings. This settlement had living quarters, stables, wells,... More

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Randburg, South Africa
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very interesting sight and a great playground for our one year old who thought it was the best seeing mommy and daddy crawl while she could walk upright. Unbelievable what the inhabitants of these cities achieved...

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We chose Kaymakli over other underground cities because we read that it was less crowded and that in some of the others the tunnels go one-way so you may have to wait your turn while other groups pass.Not sure if that's true but we did find that Kaymakli was not too crowded and was very easy to visit. We rented... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a private guide who knew his stuff so we got a lot of information about what we were seeing. The tunnels were fun to go thru but you do need to squat down and bend over. They are not that long and fun to do. It was the most crowded of all the underground cities we visited but... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

During our visit to the Cappadocia / Goreme we visited the underground city of Kaymakli which is about 23km from Goreme city. It was a unique place and I would advise the visitors to go through the history of the place before visiting it. Another advise is to stay in a group as I saw people getting lost in there.... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When the Christians were persecuted in Rome, Turkey was one of the places they have chosen to seek refuge. But, the Romans followed them. The only way they can avoid detection, is to live in underground caves. The complex of caves are complicated, as it is protected by rolling stones (see picture) that can only be opened from inside. Their... More

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Doha, Qatar
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Place is nice to visit and see how people lived underground,but all rooms looked the same but the signs were different. Very narrow and you have to bend alot,very dark and cold also,not everyone will like that. Not suitable for children at all,my wife had to leave the place and go out because it was to hard to carry a... More

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