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Kaymakli

Address: Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Nevsehir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Caverns & caves, Fountains, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the famous underground cities of Cappadocia, Kaymakli contains over 100 tunnels with low...
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Caverns & caves, Fountains, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was in Kaymaklı last week. I visited Kaymaklı Underground city. It was bigger than many of underground cities in Nevşehir. It can be a bit worrying. I strongly reccomend all underground cities for all visitors.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Quiet, real anatolian village, of course deepest underground city of Cappadocia.Very confusing plan of caves and tunnels in the underground city makes the people very surprized.Turkish tea 'Cay' in the local tea houses of Kaymaklı..

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The ruins of the underground city of Kaymakli are a must visit if you are in Cappadocia. The history behind the ancient people of the underground city is interesting. And the way they lead their life through a network of underground tunnels is certainly fascinating. Different alcoves were utilized for different reasons - ranging from bedrooms and nurseries to food... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have never been to any other underground city. Derinkuyu is a must visit for those who wants to see a new world. Though it's stones and dust but the stories tell u a different tale.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our tour group went to this very interesting underground city. However, we were told that it might not be for us if were had high blood pressure or if we were claustrophobic. So we began the journey down the eight stories. Two of us with claustrophobia, one with high blood pressure and my 6 foot 5 husband only made it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place was amazing to see and it definitely feels like you're on set for Indiana Jones. The history here is so interesting, so pay close attention to your guide!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is an unbelievably amazing place, feels like something out of Indiana Jones. We entered with a small group (6) and a very knowledged local guide (really recommend the guide & the small group) who talked us through the history, helped us explore and answered any questions we had. If you're in this part of Turkey - this place is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The undergound air shaft alone makes this an amazing site to see stick your head in and you can feel the breeze, look down and you begin to think about how many people must have died falling down it. There is very little marked under here so its hard to know what most things are a guide would be good... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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