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Kaymakli, Nevsehir

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Explore the tunnels of the underground city of Kaymakli. First opened to tourists in 1964, this city consists of houses constructed around nearly 100 tunnels, extending eight stories below ground. During your exploration of the four floors open to visitors, note that each space is organized around ventilation shafts, and many of the tunnels are still being used as storage areas, stables, and cellars. One of the largest underground settlements in the region, the tunnels are thought have supported up to 3,500 people. Visit the stables on the first floor, the church on the second floor, the storage areas, kitchens, and wine and oil presses on the third floor, and the even more extensive storage rooms filled with earthenware jars on the fourth floor. Hire one of the tour guides at the entrance of the city to help you understand the significance of the tunnels and what you see, as there are no posted information boards within the tunnels. Those with high blood pressure or a fear of small spaces may want to avoid the lower levels, as the tunnels are small and the ceilings were built low to ward off persecutors. Plan to visit Kaymakli and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nevsehir attractions using our Nevsehir day trip website .
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  • If you are not klostrofob, if you have a sporty structure, if you can walk bent double up (short distance) this city of underground music. It is one of the region's largest underground city. It is taken from a Pocket Flashlight with you, although cynics.
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  • Perfect perfect, in a Word, I don't think you can see such beauty on Earth. I thought, I'm afraid it is underground but it wasn't comfortable inside air
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The town of Nevşehir, just 20 minutes from the rock formations of Cappadocia by car, thrives on its local flair. More of an authentic town than the others nearby, Nevşehir offers a better range of budget hotels. Here the trade-off for affordable accommodations is the distance to the tourist attractions--locals advise that you rent a car to get to neighboring towns and sites. If you're inclined to experience cave-dwelling first-hand, seek out neighboring cities' pricier cave hotels. You'll also find a collection of guesthouses and hostels within the city.
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