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Address: Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Description: One of the famous underground cities of Cappadocia, Kaymakli contains over...
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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must do if in capadocia

Although the place is a bit far from Goreme if you are staying there... the place deserves a special mention. 5 levels of underground caves and history that is more than 4000... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Although the place is a bit far from Goreme if you are staying there... the place deserves a special mention. 5 levels of underground caves and history that is more than 4000 years old is what this place is about.. absolutely amazing.. must visit.. For faint hearted do watch out that given the small size of tunnels and walkways inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I couldn't believe the extent of the cave network. And we were only seeing about 10% of it. It is well worth taking one of the guides along down with you. Even though there are signs and a direction to go, not much information about it all and the history of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Highly recommended for culture geeks. A wonderful insight into the cave cities, especially if you go with a good guide.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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