Gallery: Centuries Old Manazan Cave City is Carved Out of a Sheer Rock ...

This amazing vertical cave community was carved centuries ago out of the cliff face flanking Taskale Village in the region of Karaman in central Turkey. A majestic village that dates back to the Byzantine Empire, Manazan was once home to hundreds of inhabitants, and the rock face provided them with a safe shelter and protection from the scorching sun, cold snowy winters and political uprisings. The village has survived through centuries of war and regime change, standing as a historic monument imploring visitors from around the world to explore its curious beauty.

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