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Bus travel in Cappadocia in Turkey


Bus travel in Cappadocia in Turkey, day 5:

  1. Day 1: Antalya
  2. Day 2: Manavgat, river boat tour
  3. Day 3: Cappadocia, Taurus Mountains - Mevlana - Konya - Göreme
  4. Day 4: Cappadocia, Göreme - Ugrup - Avanos - Pasabag
  5. Day 5: Cappadocia, Göreme - Kaymakli - Uchisar - Nevsihir - Ortahisar*
  6. Day 6: Cappadocia, Göreme - Aksaray - Konya
  7. Day 7 - 8: Antalya old town - home

Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

This is the fifth day on our Turkey Cappadocia tour. This day we go to Kaymakli. What we see here is the market but we are here to visit the "Underground City".


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

This place is very popular and we have to wait for a while.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

Our local Cappadocia guide tell us to follow the red arrows, if we do as he says no one will be lost.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

Thousands of people lived down here in the caves, so it is very large and easy to get lost in the tunnels.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

Still no missing person.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

The people who lived here must have been very short. I'm 1.8 m (6 feet) tall and had some problems to get through in the narrow passages.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

This is the door which close the entrance in case of an attack.


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Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

This city reminds me of the popular TV series, The Flintstones.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

This is stairs to the ventilation shaft. The shaft functions as an air conditioner.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

Time to leave the cave.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

This is the town just outside.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

Part of it from the 15th century.


Göreme, Kaymakli Underground City

The underground city is down under here, nothing visibly from outside.


Göreme, Uchisar

Göreme, Uchisar

Now we move to Uchisar.


Göreme, Uchisar

A walk along the road that lead us to the view point.


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Uchisar


Göreme, Ortahisar

Göreme, Ortahisar

Wow... long time ago I also had a bicycle car, but just for two persons.


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Göreme, Ortahisar

Now we are hungry, but first a look at the market.


Göreme, Ortahisar


Göreme, Ortahisar


Göreme, Ortahisar

The market once again, intensive discussions.


Göreme, Ortahisar


Göreme, Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

The silk road cross this area and now we shall visit a silk factory.


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

We got to visit the factory where they wove rugs of silk manufactured here. The staff sat very concentrated and tied together the thin silk threads. We got a very interesting insight into the complicated manufacturing process.


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

The cocoons where they got the silk from.


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

A hot bath of water needed to loose the silk threads from the cocoons.


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

Dyeing of beautiful colors.


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing


Ortahisar (Urgup) Silk and carpets manufacturing

To our surprise this person spooked fluent Swedish! He had lived in Sweden many years.


Göreme National Park


Göreme National Park


Göreme, Turasan Winery

Göreme, Turasan Winery

Before we where totally exhausted we visited a winery.


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Göreme, Turasan Winery


Göreme, Ortahisar back to hotel Dilek Kaya

Göreme, Ortahisar back to hotel Dilek Kaya

A night walk in the surroundings before sleep.


Göreme, Ortahisar back to hotel Dilek Kaya


Göreme, Ortahisar back to hotel Dilek Kaya


Göreme, Ortahisar back to hotel Dilek Kaya

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