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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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  • Visited in November 2016 during the tour of Cappadocia. Travelled alone by bus from Nevsehir. We were lucky when we visited, people were a little when many groups at the same time uncomfortable-a lot of people in a confined space. The corridors are very narrow and long-it is not always possible to break up two people.
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  • The underground city. An interesting excursion. Is required to attend. Beware of people with claustrophobic and large sizes. I was barely barely sideways. Would be another stomach not prolez)
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  • The underground city of derinkuyu is situated in the place of the same name. Is located in 10 minutes from Kaymakli. In the same way as in the underground city of Kaymakli, in my opinion, it will be difficult for older people and people with claustrophobic, as well as people with certain diseases, as there is a warning at the entrance. Also in Tempe pass group excursions. At least transient excursions with personalized guided tours for a fee. Kaymaklı differs from derinkuyu primarily size. Significantly less. But the underground rooms significantly wider and higher. There are barns, animal houses, residences, churches and the like. Also there are a huge number of homes, rooms, you can explore off the official tourist route. Stairs are very steep and narrow and gradually become tunnels below. In my opinion the most interesting before exiting the underground city. There are a number of premises, entrance to which carried out one of the other.
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