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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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DONT MISS THIS - What a place!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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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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Calgary, Canada
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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Gurgaon, India
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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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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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Address: Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Nevsehir Province  >  Nevsehir

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