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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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Amazed by the engineering of the ancient people and their simple lifestyle. I would definitely recommend a tour guide because otherwise you wouldnt know what you are looking at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazed by the engineering of the ancient people and their simple lifestyle. I would definitely recommend a tour guide because otherwise you wouldnt know what you are looking at and you would just get lost in the numerous tunnels and pathways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This underground city is welcomed diversion. It is always climate-controlled and gave the impression that I was Indiana Jones in a real- life adventure. There is a moderate amount of walking and I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

If your visiting the region, a trip to an underground city is a must, and Kaymakli sure is worth the visit. Even though only 10% is open to the public, what you are able to witness is truly remarkable. It's fascinating to witness how troglodytes lived and survived, the knowledge these people had is mind blowing. The ingenuity behind carving... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

You know when you go to any truistic place and you have many tour guides in the entrance who wants to over charge you?.. After not accepting the over charge.. we were surprised by an old gentleman who approached us after we entered the caves. His name, Mustafa. His age, 81 years old. He, was the very first person as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

It is truly amazing and very creative to be able to build such underground city. Well! For sure when people need to survive they can do anything beyond their imagination. Salute to them we are able to see with our own eyes. It is really and eye opener to see such environment. For those who are adventurer, check it out!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

It was an wonderful experience visiting Kaymakli Underground City. You get to see how people used these places as hideouts in previous ages. They have bedrooms, storage's, Churches, toilets, kitchen, common area. Mind blowing. You should visit the place with your most comfortable shoes as, it takes lot of bending, crawling and climbing. If claustrophobic avoid visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The moment you enter you feel you have entered a different era altogether. You can imagine people living there. Built centuries ago it is still maintained very well. Divided into 4 levels (4th level being 40m ) so for people with severe asthma problem, high blood pressure or even claustrophobic it's not recommended. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS they are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Kaymaklı is a city dug deep into the soft volcanic rock in the Cappadocia region. There are around 100 underground cities in the area although only a few are open to the public. Kaymaklı is the largest of them. During the Roman persecution of Christians in the 2nd and 3rd century AD the need to hide was great. During this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This borders on the incredible when you considered the time when this underground city was hollowed out. Eight or nine levels,with water and air supplied,kitchens,church, bedrooms, and even cemeteries. The entrance and exit passageways are narrow and steep even for someone who is not claustrophobic. People could hide from Arab invasions for weeks with nothing on the surface to indicate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Make sure you fit to know this place - mentally and physically. For those Nyctophobia and Claustrophobia you still may visit this place but at first stage. worth visit actually and you will feel amazed by its build.

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