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Kaymakli

Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 20 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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Randburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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311 reviews 311 reviews
218 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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100 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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