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Derinkuyu Underground City, Derinkuyu
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Go on a journey below the surface of the Earth at Derinkuyu Underground City, a place that once housed up to 20,000 people. This elaborate subterranean complex dates back to about the 7th century BCE and has been used as a refuge from raiders and invaders even in modern times. It descends eight floors and includes a church and a school, together with living quarters, stables, storage rooms, and manufacturing facilities. You can also see the ingenious air and water supply systems. The chambers and passageways are well-lit, but often narrow and with low ceilings, so anyone suffering from claustrophobia might experience discomfort. Use our Derinkuyu trip builder to add Derinkuyu Underground City and other attractions to your Derinkuyu vacation plans.
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  • Derinkuyu underground city, located in Cappadocia region (40 km from Ürgüp/Turkey). About 50-70 meters deep city has 8 floors. On the ground floor (basement) of the city there are barns. Then you can ...  more »
  • Once you're there people all kinds of thing falls off. Why built a place like this? they lived in what circumstances who lived? big stone doors. Wells is great!
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  • From the entrance you to ancient times takes a very impressive ambience. It can be a bit troublesome for those who fear of enclosed space. Redirects in there is not enough. Also floor can be written on the walls in the information. It's sellers are infested. Baby-selling women officially will hunt you down. Are they just salesmanship or dileniyo are not clear. Closing did not leave us alone until one of the aunt. Go to the main sights, though.
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