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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu

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Go on a journey below the surface of the Earth at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, 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 Yeralti Sehri and other attractions to your Derinkuyu vacation plans.
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  • Only the location is bad. There's just nothing else in derinkuyu underground city. Quite a large underground city. Study of concrete where needed. You must endeavor to get lost. Some of the places way too tight.
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  • I don't know how many times recall going under ground, sometimes we're running scared of being so cramped that one person can walk you round trip steps. as people coming from the opposite direction kitchen, bedroom used to be let through the compartments are used. Heart, asthma, fear of enclosed space and slightly overweight people definitely. Museum card valid
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  • Highly recommended to visit this place. Such a wonderful experience to experience how the ancient people temporary lived in this underground city. How they survived in terms of air supply, communicati...  more »
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  • This is such a wonderful historic place. But unfortunately, even though you pay for entrance, there is not enough information about the place itself. This place needs a guide that will walk you in those crawling hallways and explain you what is exactly what. I have been to many similar caves in abroad, and I love caving and exploring, but in the underground city, I did not feel secure and informed. I don't think I would go there again. Sad but true.
  • great place to visit in Turkey. Awesome. :)
  • A massive underground city! Astonishing that it at one point housed 35,000 all underground! That being said you'll only see a portion of the underground city which is okay -- once you've seen one, the rest start to feel very similar. If you visit during the hot summer months I would suggest arranging your visit here during the middle of the day so you can get out of the sun and into the cool underground city while it bakes outside. Note that they charge for parking, which I find ridiculous since you already have to pay for an entry ticket to the underground city. Plus you're forced to walk by vendors trying to sell junk tourist souvenirs. This is one of the 7 places covered by the Cappadocia Museum Card that gets you into all the places for just 45 Lira. It's worth the value if you just visit 2 places, and it's good for 72 hours. Note: There are two locations for this place on Google Maps. The correct location is the more northern point on the map. It's hard to miss since it's right off the main road. Look for the brown signs in the middle divider.
  • This is a fascinating place, you should spare some time to discover this amazing underground city.
  • In this place we see how christian hide from the Roman by digging underground for their hidden place. The underground city consist of 8 level, amazing.