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Address: Derinkuyu Merkez, Derinkuyu, Turkey
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+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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How come they can build this underground city? wow..This place brings the visitor to imagine how these ancient people built complicated tunnel and room underground. And how they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How come they can build this underground city? wow..This place brings the visitor to imagine how these ancient people built complicated tunnel and room underground. And how they live and interact among themselves during their stay in the underground city. This place is a must-see for visitors when traveling in cappadocia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice experience to walk underground dwellings of human beings. Claustrophobic people need to avoid. In my view its not that bad anybody can visit. Its fun walking through tunnels. Geologists must visit get to see contents of tuff formations or tephra accumulation sections deeper. Also was able to see silicifed veins cutting across. Its part of UNESCO world heritage... More 

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Thank Kanchan Z
Walnut, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit took place on a cold winter day with outside temperatures in the 30's F. The underground city was well-lit with clearly-marked sign posts with well-engineered walkways and handrails at some of the steeper sections. The city housed up to 20,000 people during the 9th and 10th Centuries. There are 5 levels, each with a large round stone, about... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read about these places for 30 plus years. 20,000 people in a hole in the ground. Not for me. I marveled at the workmanship. The lower you went the smaller the headroom in living areas. I guess they had a class system. Highly recommend.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Even though my wife was scared these kind of stuff, we still went inside and we went till 5th floor. It was just amazing and it was unbelieveable how people made this place back in 3rd century. Also, we were only be able to see only %10 of it. On total this place were taking 30.000 people inside to hide.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It is amazing place to visit,such a miracle place to visit ,must see and must take a tour to visit this place !so much history ,so much knowledge about this place !cant believe how people lived there and things they done is just like miracle !!! It is amazing place and must really visit this place !!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Being 6' 2" tall the first 2 to 3 layers were not difficult but as you descended further and deeper into the cave city, it was tough going. Being bent completely over for an extended period became not just tiring but stressful as well. And I was in good shape!!! I can say I was glad I did it but... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 17 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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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