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“Great Journey”

Mazi Underground City
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Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Urgup
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Journey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

The scenery was a complete new experience. It was great to
see a vista often described as a lunar landscape.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Another interesting site to see in the region”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

This site is located in the middle of a neighborhood where the locals farm. It is heavily visited and can take about an hour to get through the underground city. You will need to bend and hunch down to get through some of the site. It is dark and has some unstable footing areas so becareful. If you are claustrophobic you might not want to go in. Bring a small flashlight.

Visited March 2013
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Long Beach
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“A fascinating experience, but tough for tall people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

The whole idea of an underground city is pretty amazing to begin with, and when you see what they built, and begin to understand the effort that this required, it is truly humbling. I only went down to the second level since I am fairly tall (6'2" / 188 cm) and the tunnels are much lower, making it unconfortable for me to go any deeper. The tour I was on went down to the fourth level, but there are nine levels in all, plus a 7km (four mile?) tunnel that connects it to the other large underground city. Definitely worth visiting!

Visited February 2013
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Urgup, Turkey
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mazi has changed too”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

I went back to Mazi 12 years later to find that while still small and cute, it has taken great strides to follow the suit of the other underground cities. Now there are even electric bulbs on the walk, well marked routes, and the guides have the story down to a T. Mazi is no longer worthwhile as an offbeat visit.

Visited August 2012
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“Great if you're not claustrophobic or wearing good clothes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We saw this underground city about 6 hrs ago, and would second everything written in the March 28, 2012 review posted previously. We didn't take Ihsan up on his offer for tea & dinner, but really wish we would have. His son Ramazan (?sp) joined us for a remarkable tour of the caves. It involved some tight spaces and some challenging climbs that would be out of the question for the average tourist, and a few antics on his part, but all in all it was a rare experience to be treasured by anyone who likes to get off the beaten track. But be warned, I am tall, 200 lbs, and in good shape for a 50 yo, and it wasn't easy. We offered him 50 TL at the end, and he seemed alright with that. For context, Derinkulu cost 60 TL at the gate.

Visited July 2012
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