Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Cappadocia Underground City: My Photo Gallery

Another very intriguing attraction in Cappadocia is its underground cities. To date 36 underground cities have been discovered around Cappadocia but there could be more. The widest is Kaymakli Underground City while the deepest is the Derinkuyu Underground City the latter being multi level, 60 meters deep and large enough to provide refuge for 20,000 people.

The underground cities were used in the ancient times as hideouts by Christians who needed to protect themselves from the Roman soldiers (during the Roman Era), the Mongolians and then the Muslim Arabs (during the Ottoman Era).
These underground cities which were incredibly dug out from the soft volcanic rocks to form a maze of tunnels, passages, rooms and stairways and equipped with kitchen, ventilation shaft, wells, winery, store rooms, etc. are well concealed from the outside world.

I visited a smaller one located in the midst of a very laid back village. 

My Photo Gallery

The unsuspecting entrance

The village where the underground city is located

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