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“Four Floors Deep!”
Review of Kaymakli

Kaymakli
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$49.26*
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Half-Day Cappadoccia Tour
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Nevsehir
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a private guide who knew his stuff so we got a lot of information about what we were seeing. The tunnels were fun to go thru but you do need to squat down and bend over. They are not that long and fun to do. It was the most crowded of all the underground cities we visited but it wasn't that bad. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank nriemen
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

During our visit to the Cappadocia / Goreme we visited the underground city of Kaymakli which is about 23km from Goreme city. It was a unique place and I would advise the visitors to go through the history of the place before visiting it. Another advise is to stay in a group as I saw people getting lost in there. The complex consists of dozens of tunnels and is multistory a lot of portions are not open to public but those available for public to see are enough to get an idea about the life style of that time. Turkish govrnment has done a good job while preserving the attraction

2  Thank Shahir Yar K
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

When the Christians were persecuted in Rome, Turkey was one of the places they have chosen to seek refuge. But, the Romans followed them. The only way they can avoid detection, is to live in underground caves. The complex of caves are complicated, as it is protected by rolling stones (see picture) that can only be opened from inside. Their kitchens are so well planned that the chimneys outlet are well hidden under the rocks above the ground. Entire communities can live here undetected, and probably the only thing missing here is enough sunlight. Pictures cannot describe this place, you have to be here to feel, what it was like in the past.

Thank KingWaldo
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Place is nice to visit and see how people lived underground,but all rooms looked the same but the signs were different.
Very narrow and you have to bend alot,very dark and cold also,not everyone will like that.
Not suitable for children at all,my wife had to leave the place and go out because it was to hard to carry a baby and bend while walking.
You dont need more than half an hour inside.

Thank Kareim K
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

This visit in a group tour came after my trip to the Cu Chi tunnels in Saigon, Vietnam just a year ago. In both places, it is simply amazing to think of how they dug and carved out the rooms and tunnels and lived in them while hiding from enemies. However, the underground networks here in Cappadocia seem even longer and deeper, totalling something like 1000km in length and 10-11 storeys in depth. (Someone please correct me if i'm wrong).

Exploring it in these modern days is like a little adventure, there are so many nooks and crannies. However, as a previous reviewer had said, perhaps it would help to do mock-ups or a diorama at certain spots to show how it might have looked as a kitchen, living room, etc.

Everyone in our group of 22 managed it except for a guy who was overweight - he would have had trouble squeezing through the narrow tunnels.

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