Cavern miracles in Cappadokia
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Today was awesome! First we went to see the underground city - Kaymaklı. The city consists of a seven floor deep carved tunnels. People have lived there since X-th century B.C. The tunnels were used as storage areas, rooms, stables etc. We were going through tunnels to the fourth floor - that’s deep it’s opened for the tourists. On the first floor - closest to the entrance, there were old stables. But to me seems to be very small, taking under consideration, how many people could live in this city. On the second floor there was a church and a small chapel. The most important is the third floor - that's the place where all the kitchen facilities, storage rooms and vineries were. There was also a special room for a fireplace, to cook meals.
Most of the leaving space is located on the fourth flool.
I just love places like these. You can see the alternate ways people could live - extremely simple and using places created by nature. They simply carved tunnels in a rock and made some basic ventilation system. And that’s all they needed. Kinda strange, when I think of all the stuff I find unnecessary at my home for everyday routine.