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Address: Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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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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What a magic place

This is surely one of the most unique place I have ever been. From many other underground cities, this is suggested to be the largest. It is a unique atmosphere to walk through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mesuthan
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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is surely one of the most unique place I have ever been. From many other underground cities, this is suggested to be the largest. It is a unique atmosphere to walk through. Note that you should have strong knees as you will have to walk though a few tunnels. Also, if you are claustrophobic or have astma issue, better... More 

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Kaymakli Underground City was a bit hard to find, as it was marked in the wrong spot on Google Maps. Some locals managed to direct me finally. It was extremely interesting to see the vastness of the city, and it was also interesting to learn about the city's defenses and how they avoided detection. Due to our late arrival, we... More 

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Thank Todd W
Singapore
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

It's amazing to witness what civilization could achieve in BC period. The thought and planning that you experience as part of these multi story underground cities leaves you in an awe. Experience it yourself !

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Thank ManikBucha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Through the tunnels that once the christians hiding from Romans! Really narrow and low tunnels between the sections! Not recommended if you have claustrophobia. Early in the morning on the openning time recommended because it's a busy museum! You can enjoy the visit before the others come one after another!

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Thank Aykut G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Fascinating; yet meaningful in presence of guidance 😕 sometimes can be scary if you are alone or few people. Impressed of culture set in these special land

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Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Kaymakli underground city was another must do whilst in Cappadocia. There are more than one underground city but our hotel manager suggested this one as it was a wider city, although only 5 levels of the 9 were open to the public. We paid just 50TL about £13 for a guide...well worth it as he explained exactly what we were... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a series of caves on many level that were constructed to protect people during historical times of strife. They were designed to assure a regular flow of air and with large boulders that could be moved to block off certain segments if they were discovered. They have small passageways, so be prepared to hunch over to get through.... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very interesting place, but it is worth paying for the explanations of a local guide because there is no information inside (apart from lapidary signs like "cellar"). Don't go down if you are claustrophobic, though

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There are 36 underground cave dwellings all over Cappadocia and this one is the widest of them all going down 8 levels, only the first 5 levels are open to the public but even these are well worth seeing, the caves are made around the ventiliation shafts that run straight down all 9 levels, so interesting to see it first... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Kaymaklı underground city is the widest underground city of the cappadocia region and features a maze of tunnels and rooms carved eight levels deep into the earth; only four are open though. History behind the underground city and the dwellings is extremely interesting and you should definitely have a guide to explain the same. It was incredible to see how... More 

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