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Derinkuyu Underground City, Derinkuyu

Categories: Fountains, Ruins, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • URoldu.iki an interesting experiment goes out of the tunnels, scared of a closed area if you must navigate call.
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  • This a bit far from everything, the cave itself is good but I expected more, in a little more half an hour or 40 minutes gives you time to see the city whole. Check less any indication to know every thing, I was lucky that there were not many people, since in the corridors cannot be more than a person and I do not even imagine how it has to be that with crowds.
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  • Close to 200 in the region takes place underground city, one of the largest Day tour visits a place to be seen and 10% although it takes 45 minutes to music
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  • Beware: Definitely not for the claustrophobic. This place city is an ancient multi-level underground city extending to a depth of approximately 60 m. It was large enough to shelter as many as 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores for long periods. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. It was opened to visitors in 1969 and about half of the underground city is currently accessible to tourists. Little guidance, mediocre lighting, but ventilation (natural) is adequate. Better to visit it with a guide. Highly recommended.
  • Fantastic place .
  • It was really impressive but at the same time there weren't any information about the rooms which you are entering, nothing about the history of the place and some of the rooms were poorly or not lit at all
  • Fascinating! But be careful going down, you'll have to crouch down and pass through narrow corridors to see the city
  • Interesting place, need good body condition to get through
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