August 2, 2012


We finally reached Derinkuyu, the most extensive underground city in Cappadocia. It is at least 400 feet deep with over 600 different entrances and, at one point, served as a home to thousands of Christians in hiding. It is literally a humungous city that exists completely underground, carved, tunneled and booby-trapped. It includes everything from churches to schools to wine cellars to dwellings and even stables. Although we could only travel so deep (eight stories), it is a surreal and unforgettable place to experience and imagine the history of.

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Derinkuyu underground city Turkey Cappadocia

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