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Address: Derinkuyu Merkez, Derinkuyu, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 384 213 4260
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At one time up to 20,000 people lived in this underground city carved 18...

At one time up to 20,000 people lived in this underground city carved 18 storeys deep into the Cappadocia earth. Today, 8 floors of rooms, tunnels and passageways are open for public viewing.

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What an astonishing place

Ancient underground city, definitely intrigues one to think about how such a large underground city could be made thousands of years ago with basic tools only. There are some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ancient underground city, definitely intrigues one to think about how such a large underground city could be made thousands of years ago with basic tools only. There are some stairs that do require you to walk whilst bending, but in the end you still reach a wide open room/area (probably wouldn't recommend for people with claustraohobia). Also does get a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Derinkuyu is an underground city consists of eight floors. You can see the shaft from 2 different floors (one close to top, another close to bottom). The shaft should give you an idea about how deep you are. One important thing is if you are planning to visit this place leave your backpack if you can. Even thou the tunnels... More 

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Kayseri, Kayseri, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Derinkuyu underground city, located in Cappadocia region (40 km from Ürgüp/Turkey). About 50-70 meters deep city has 8 floors. On the ground floor (basement) of the city there are barns. Then you can see another compartment used for food storage. There are churches, warehouses, wineries, schools and christening pool in other levels of the city where 20 000 people can... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love spelunking. I love history and archaeology. If you do as well, then this is a must-see destination in Cappadocia! This underground city is such an awesome feat of engineering, even more so considering the tools the builders had to work with. "Necessity is the mother of invention", indeed. Ingenious method of blocking the entranceways in the event of... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is unbelievable that entire villages could disappera underground and continue their livelihood, farming down there, including stock farming and wine making. The well ventilated and secured underground passages of 8 storeys is a must see. The shop across the road sells a book of the underground city and if you are lucky as we were one of the authors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was awed when I visited this place. It goes down more than 10 floors underground. This place is very unique and is a must visit. I was amazed to know that so much of planning has gone into the construction of this underground city.

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Carrara, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was amazing descending 8 floors below the ground level through passages and rooms, wineries, a chapel, a burial room, a meeting room, and many rooms used by families and their animals. Thousands of people lived in hiding down there at one time. What an experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I recommend to visit this place with a guided tour. It's very impressiv to hear for what all the little things were used to.

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Londrina, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The city dates back to the years before Christ, and were occupied by different peoples. It has 8 levels, and goes down 60m. The tunnels are narrow and small, and it is not recommend to those who are claustrophobic, have asthma or heart disease. At first everyone was afraid, but as you go down the levels and knows about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It's a cool place to visit. My 4 year old loved it. The spaces got tight and I got a bit nervous when some areas got congested, so I only visited a portion. They try and regulate the number of people inside, but some areas just got stopped up. Still totally worth it and I didn't feel like I missed... More 

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