Derinkuyu-The Underground city

We know the term “city “that is on the ground,but there is another term when associated with the term city gives of a thrilling vibes and piques the curiosity of people and the term is “UNDERGROUND”

“Underground city” it is a city which is literally as the name says underneath the ground.
So today we are going to discuss about a city called “Derinkuyu”.


It is an ancient multi-level underground city in Turkey.

It is the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia and a stunning wonder.

The city is said extends to a depth of 200 feet and could have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together.

Derinkuyu city is famous for its capacity to hold thousands of families that is one of the highest among many underground cities that were found.

It’s said that this city dwelling not only could hold thousands of people, but also contained everything an entire population would need to survive any crises.

There are numerous subterranean dwellings and secret tunnel passages that were used as shelters.


The underground city at Derinkuyu could be closed from the inside with large stone doors enhancing the security measures up a notch and each floor could be closed off separately.

It had aminities such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels.

On the second floor is a spacious room with a barrel-vaulted ceilings ,and rooms were used as a religious school and for study purposes.

There is a series of vertical staircases between the 3rd and 4 th floor leading to the church located at lowest level.


There is a large 55-metre ventilation shaft a which seemed to provide water to both the villagers above and, if the outside world was not accessible, to those in hiding.

What fascinates me is how did they build this city without having any access to the technology and designed it beautifully and they took all kinds off possibilities into account making a city which is anytime ready to face any kind of problem.

It is said to be one of the top most tourist destinations in Turkey. You can also visit this by booking tickets in a trusted website.