Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, Bakhchisaray District

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Walk through the remains of , once a settlement of different peoples, particularly those from the Crimean Karaite culture. While the origins of the site are a mystery, numerous legends tell stories of Biblical and ancient roots. It's likely that the town dates back to Byzantine times, around the 6th century. Some believe it represents the rise of feudalism in Crimea around the year 1000. Here you can see remains of ancient monuments, guard towers, and man-made caves. Tour the former houses and palaces with windows facing vast green hills and cliffs, and enter the expansive complexes of cave dwellings. Some of the structures served as jails, others as temples. Read stories about medieval tortures that occurred in the secret chambers of this town. Plan your Cave Town of Chufut-Kale visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bakhchisaray using our Bakhchisaray online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We have already visited this cave city. 20-25 years ago. I think over the years it has remained virtually unchanged. In addition, one for the entrance began to take money. Twenty years ago, the entry was free. Also wasn't there, you can now take the guides tour. Pay no mind. True listening to our tour guide was frankly boring. Even though he tried to cheer up the audience flat jokes. In the end we have fallen behind and went sightseeing in the city themselves. And it was much more interesting. Walked along the paths, where the tours do not lead. Climbed in underground dungeons, where the Guide bans approach-"danger!" (anything dangerous we found not there). Pofotografirovali the surrounding views. Cave city itself, which cannot be said about the tours and paid entrance. We would very much like to visit the catchment well 20 years ago has not been found. But it did not work. Cost and FYI wells was listed on the locked door, but where to find the man who opens the door and hold a tour (and let's assume!), no information was.
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  • You can climb to the fortress on foot, you can in a jeep. If the walk-to come to bakhchisarai, past the hansky Palace, monastery, on the trail up by one, then the tree of Karaite cemetery on the old ancient stone road which is about twenty centuries and come to the East Gate, in winter to East no need to go only to the South. Go preferably in ten hours, come back in the evening. You can make your way along the path of looking at sights from the heights: at the end of the street for the ruler's Palace, souvenirs. Prices from 1500 to 2000 per car. Take on the hood to the East, along the way look sea, Sevastopol, Observatory, Juniper Grove, there you will leave and walk past the Eastern Gate, wells, cemeteries, enter the city, then to a monastery, and down in the Café. The city walk just delight of understanding that people 20 centuries ago built the pavement, storm drain system, understand the tricks enhance!
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  • Bahchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery, also up and walk slowly trail from looking at that 30-40 minutes. You will arrive at the entrance of Chufut-Kale. I think it's very slippery because the frozen ground in winter, and in the light of preparation is better. It becomes possible to view from the climb cut size scale, there a mix of sunshine and very good photo shoot.
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  • Amazing place, fantastic view. You can really feel the history of this place.
  • Nature and place are super. Amazing!!!
  • Amazing place with great views and nature and smells like ancient history.
  • Fontastic mountain city.
  • Amazingly beautiful
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