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Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, Bakhchisaray District

Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Really wanted to visit the old town. Very interesting excursion and wonderful guide Oksana. Was tiring climb, Oksana all waited and to give people the breathing space while we rested, she told us about the place where we left off. In some of the buildings have been preserved and we certainly were not allowed inside. Not worth the trip to visit with people who quickly get tired, the city itself is a very steep climb.
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  • Historically very attractive place. If you find a good guide-a place just will shake its history! The caves keep many secrets, so everything will depend on the Guide! If it's local and knowledgeable-place surprise! On the way down look necessarily to the monastery! Ènergetičski is a powerful place. And still recommend u buy local grannies hazelnut-yummy! Who loves the Tickle-climb up the mountain on a jeep! Guys are fearless, nerves are! View from there-no worse English Hampton! ) It will be interesting to the ladies: teastet pistachio. They say if you lean against a tree and make a wish-it will come true! But you can only guess the women. For men-is not working. Very beautiful and sad legend associated with this Princess. Read.
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  • How to get there: bus to Bakhchisarai, get off at the bus station and then take the bus to the old town. Drive to the end. Next top goes wide road through the monastery. We went in chufut-Kale by the Karaite cemetery. Very suggest this route, less people, a pleasant walk through the mountains and stunning scenery of the site. On my half hour Chufut-kale. Impressed by the rooms with Windows right in the Valley. In September the people of lot, in October much less.
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