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Kaymakli

Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 21 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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Winchester, Virginia
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302 reviews 302 reviews
214 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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kuala lumpur
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182 reviews 182 reviews
97 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This visit in a group tour came after my trip to the Cu Chi tunnels in Saigon, Vietnam just a year ago. In both places, it is simply amazing to think of how they dug and carved out the rooms and tunnels and lived in them while hiding from enemies. However, the underground networks here in Cappadocia seem even longer... More

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newcastyle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm not claustrophobic at all , or should i say didn't think i was ? However you do need a strong constitution to get through these caves .. Very narrow and steep.. I did feel the first faint stirrings of panic as we descended .. Although you can decide when enough is enough and quit .. Red arrows down ,... More

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Melbourne
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We came by bus from goreme, very easy to do every driver helps you and it's very simple. At the site we hired a private guide as there are almost no explanations on site, well worth the extra and much cheaper more convenient and interesting than a package bus tour and no forced shopping. There is a bit of crouching... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Being from the states, I am accustomed to very elaborate set-ups when touring an old structure. For example, when visiting the Ford theater, it is staged to look like it did back then. When you tour an old fort, they have the different areas staged to look as it may have in the past. When you go to Kaymakli, you... More

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was a cool thing to do, but not my cup of tea. Seemed like some pretty basic underground architecture, although it wasn't anything extremely impressive. This one is four floors and can be very crowded, especially with tours. Might have been better with a guide. Your call there.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This underground cave city and Derinkuyu cave city are both well worth a visit if you are in this region. It is visited by many tour groups, so time your visit such that you avoid them to enjoy this place in your sweet time. Also these two places (Incl Derinkuyu) are definitely not for people with claustrophobia!! Some of the... More

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