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Kaymakli

Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Nevsehir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Fountains, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
Owner description: One of the famous underground cities of Cappadocia, Kaymakli contains over 100 tunnels with low...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Fountains, Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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187 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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