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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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  • the Dragon in the Hobbit film myself first entrance descending Bilbo Baggins. many years ago, a lot of things people are running and hiding, and they make for an amazing underground city. double up in many places to walk in there in some places, scary and tiring. Worth a visit, but I wouldn't recommend to those who are in fear of enclosed space. people have created for lighting the fire pits still on the walls, and so many other things. It was an incredible experience.
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  • We visited in February, so no queues to go in. It's a shame they don't give out information leaflets/plans of the city so you know where you are going and what to look for. A guide escorted us to the ...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Derinkuyu Underground City in March 2014 and we really enjoyed it. We didn’t find it challenging at all, and it was amazing how a city had been carved out of the rock. We did...  more »