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“Damlataş Mağarası”
Review of Damlatas Caves

Damlatas Caves
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Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
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“Damlataş Mağarası”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Cave in the center of Alanya. The name comes from two words, damla - drop, taş - stone, and translated as "a semi-precious stone." Inside the cave are many fantastic formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Visit the cave is useful for people who suffer from asthma, and simply clean your lungs are not too bad.

Visited July 2013
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“Save your money”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Its a hole in a mountain, where you sit on a bench in one room and stare at a million tourists for five minutes and then leave. If you want to see a cave, go to Dim cave.

Visited August 2013
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Paris, France
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“Not that interesting”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This cave was only discovered in 1946. I have seen many fantastic caves around the world and this one was a disappointment. Hardly worth the 4.50 TL entry fee. You walk into a corridor area, go down some stairs and there is one big room, plus a small section you need to nearly crawl into and that is it. You can visit in 5-10 minutes. It was really hot out that day, about 40°C, and it was so hot and humid inside the cave and so crowded that we couldn't wait to get out. If you have children then I can see how this would be enjoyable for them, otherwise skip it if you have seen other caves, and go to the museum down the street, which is much more interesting. Access is easy as it is right next to the beach, so if you are bored and have nothing else to do then some might find it a nice quick diversion. The cave supposedly is good for asthma sufferers and those with respiratory problems and we did see several people sitting on the floor in the low section with their eyes closed and breathing in the humid air.

Visited August 2013
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Adana, Turkey
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“Worth a visit if you're at Cleopatra Beach or visiting Alanya castle”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

"Dalamatas" is a one-and-a-half-cavern cave that is a pleasant visit if you're in the area. I wouldn't make a special trip especially to see it, but if you're in the vicinity, by all means drop 5TL for the entry fee and stay 20-30 minutes. The main cavern is only accessible by foot/stairs, so if you have a problem climbing steps, don't spend the TL to visit.

Once inside, because of the lighting, the stalagtites and stalagmites are glorious--no need to spend hours underground like Carsbad Caverns in New Mexico, but magnificent all the same.

The cavern is well-lit, gravel is on the ground which is level when walking on it. There is a [much] smaller cavern [hence the "1/2 cavern"] that requires one to stoop *very* low to enter, so if you are claustrophobic, this smaller cave is not for you.

It is a known fact that Turkish individuals suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma can get a medical Rx from their physician for daily "treatments" to sit in the cavern for a "cure" -- does it work? Any placebo does, right? No matter, the constant 72-73 degree temp with very high humidity (85-90%) make it a pleasant experience and it feels mighty fine if you enter on a hot summer day.

Visited June 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a Look”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I paid 10 lira entry for Damlatas Cave, Shipyard and Red Tower, which I thought was good. The cave itself doesn't take long to look around and it can get busy and warm... though it is still nice being out of the sun for a while. There are a few souvenir shops outside the cave that are nice to browse around.

Visited June 2013
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