An ingenious network of corridors and stairwells make it possible to pass from one dwelling to another.
The city of Kaymakli extends over eight storeys but only four are accessible to the public.
The galleries of the underground cities were designed in a way that protected their inhabitants from invaders, thus explaining the narrowness of the corridors.
Although 36 underground cities have been listed in Turkey to this day, most of them are no longer accessible because they are buried.
The cities of cave dwellings bear important testimony to what life may have been like for the humans of this region of fertile growth.
The underground city of Kaymakli spreads out over several miles. Kitchens, cellars and stables made it possible for the people to live self-sufficiently for several months.
Kaymakli is one of the 36 underground cities listed in Turkey to this day. However, it isn't possible to visit all of them because most of them have been buried and are no longer accessible. These cities were built so that the Christians could hide from invaders. Kaymakli is located 12 miles from Nevsehir. Only four levels are accessible to the public although there are eight in total, descending ...
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