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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...

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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An amazing historical site, like nothing else.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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

Thank umaGarota
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wow, what an experience! What people had to go through to survive! I recommend the guided tour because you don't get the experience by yourself nor get the knowledge if you go by yourself. There are many rooms and each had a different function: wine making, kitchen, even a burial chamber. This was a town below the surface of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Fascinating to see how people can live underground. There are many floors but only few (I think 7) open for visitors. Don't go if you are claustrophobic, in some places the paths are very narrow and ceilings are low. We even had to crawl few times. Taking a guide would help as he can help explain many things that you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A wonderful experience of how people lived. Do it with a guide and take Great care. You need to wear a cap to protect your scalp and be able to bend double to see all of this complex, that said an amazing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Amazing! Just amazing! Very unique and amazing insights to the cave cities and how people lived then. Must go with a guide as you will get more information. without a guide you will be a bit lost. If you don't know what everything is, it'll be boring and uninteresting. The fun is in the facts and details which you will... More 

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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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