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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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  • It is a great place to impress you scenery in both summer and winter (this is really cool). All freely available-everywhere you can climb and see only one must be careful, because no fences at the edge of the cliff there. you can make cool pictures, look in the caves, you can and order. STOMP it far Yes and Hill Road, but you can drive by car. Highly recommend visiting if open, Karaite Café and enjoy noble pies out of the oven, and maybe anything else:) Here you can spend a lot of time-you just don't get tired, you can bring a snack and have a small piknichek (only without fire). Be sure to bring water and on the legs should be comfortable shoes. Place the level a must visit. Be in bakhchisarai and visit this cave city is just unforgivable!
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  • Were in November, despite the wind, walk brought pleasure. Pure trash bins are installed everywhere. Paths lined with old tires, in the form of steps. Climb quite tough. No handrails, but not slippery. Minor problems with security, plaques, of course, but there are no fences. In the monastery shop father gladly told the story of these places, showed major routes. Were in chufut-Kale the second time and no doubt will come back again.
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