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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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  • 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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  • The best time to visit-"netursticheskij" season (from November to April), TC to assess all the beauty and the magic power of this place best succeed when there are virtually deserted. Slowly wander along mountain slopes, enjoy ... Especially nice in the morning, when the mountains lies the fog. If you physically difficult long hiking-I do not recommend.
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  • If you came to bakhchisarai take a visit to this place. Must have comfortable shoes, drinking water (you can type in a monastery), I do not recommend to young children. For walkers. Before you appear well-preserved cave city. And stunning views of the plateau is simply mesmerizing.
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