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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cave Town of Chufut-Kale and other Bakhchisaray District attractions using our handy Bakhchisaray District trip itinerary builder.
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  • In the winter and can be difficult to walk-dirt circle, however, it is worth exactly. The place is just stunning-beauty, goats graze and clean air
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  • Really liked it. This unusual antiquity. First heard about karaimah. At the outset, like to climb, but from my razbolevshejsja legs bottom had to take Chernobyl for 1500 per room. In the end, we had to scramble quite a bit. Walk and imagine-and yet here was a town-house, people ... Very beautiful views open. And it seems for the first time in the past that went in March. Prohladnen'ko, but not cold. And few people.
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  • A very atmospheric place. The unsurpassable beauty of the Crimean mountains, clean air. Take a Safari trip by Jeep (UAZ). Tour escorts were not simply walked themselves. If you're thinking of such a visit take comfortable anti-slip shoes!
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