Table of Contents
- 10. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
- 9. Kamchatka Ice Cave Near The Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia
- 8. Skocjan Caves, Slovenia
- 7. Mendenhall Glacier Cave, Alaska, USA
- 6. Cave in Algarve, Portugal
- 5. Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
- 4. Reed Flute Cave, China
- 3. Marble Cave, Rio Tranquilo, Brazil
- 2. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
- 1. Cave of Swallows, Aquismon, Mexico
Caves, in recent years, have become interesting places for travelers who wish to discover the unspoiled beauty of nature. Actually, Caves are not all dark and frightening. Some of them are extremely beautiful and will amaze you when you come to visit them. Here we introduce you 10 most amazing caves in the world if you want to be an extreme adventurer:) Let’s try:
10. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Son Doong Cave is the world’s largest cave in the world. It is located in the heart of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province of Vietnam. The cave was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights… Son Doong Cave is filled with countless natural wonders, including individual ecosystems and amazing geological formations, due mainly to its limestone formation and also in part to the fast-flowing river that runs through its recesses. Recent discovery, the cave has only been open to the public for more than one year. Son Doong is now threatened by the cable car construction project. Be some of the first still in the world to see this spectacular place with a journey deep into the jungle and into the abyss on our out-of-this-world Son Doong Cave Expedition and join to save Son Doong’s nature by protesting against building cable cars at this largest amazing cave in the world.
9. Kamchatka Ice Cave Near The Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre (780 mi) peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of about 270,000 km2 (100,000 sq mi). It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. The Kamchatka peninsula contains the volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky Volcano. This stream flows beneath glacial ice on the flanks of Mutnovsky. Because glaciers on Kamchatka volcanoes have been melting in recent years, the roof of this cave is now so thin that sunlight penetrates through it, eerily illuminating the icy structures within.
8. Skocjan Caves, Slovenia
Skocjan Caves is a cave system in Slovenia. Due to its exceptional significance, Skocjan Caves was entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. International scientific circles have thus acknowledged the importance of the caves as one of the natural treasures of planet Earth. Ranking among the most important caves in the world, Skocjan Caves represents the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia.
7. Mendenhall Glacier Cave, Alaska, USA
Mendenhall Glacier is located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Those who want to see this natural wonder should make haste in visiting it because it’s been slowly deteriorating, no thanks to climate change. But the upside to the swift melting is the formation of a beautiful lake surrounding the glacier cave, called the Mendenhall Lake. So visitors have the opportunity not to see just a glacier cave, but the lovely lake as well.
6. Cave in Algarve, Portugal
Because the Algarve region in southern Portugal is a coastal area, it boasts a myriad of seaside formations because of the rocks’ extreme solubility in water. One such formation is cave near Lagos, which is only really accessible by water. But it’s certainly worth the boat ride because the cave is absolutely majestic and looks like it came straight out of a movie set. It’s no wonder that the region sees 10 million visitors a year and no doubt the cave is one of the main attractions.
5. Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. The attraction has a modern visitor centre at the entrance, largely designed in wood. There are organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms.
4. Reed Flute Cave, China
With its location five kilometers northwest of the downtown of Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave is a brilliant cave marked on almost all travel itineraries. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave. Walking through the serried stone pillars, tourists feast their eyes on changing spots, feeling they are in a paradise where the Gods live.
3. Marble Cave, Rio Tranquilo, Brazil
The Marble Caves of Puerto Rio Tranquilo are some of the most remarkable attractions of Patagonia. This magnificent nature place is located in the Region of Aisen in Chile. Las Cavernas de Marmol, as the Spanish call them were created by the clear waters of Rio Tranquilo that dug into a giant limestone peninsula, creating an impressive labyrinth of caves. The peninsula is known as the Marble Cathedral and can be reached by boat, during a guided tour. In describing the beauty of the place, while texts always do injustice, photos are worth a thousand words. Hope you enjoy the beauty that God created.
2. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
Located on the island of Staffa, Scotland, Fingal’s Cave, also known as “Uamh-Binn” in Gaelic (meaning “cave of melody”), is well-known for its arching, cathedral-like geological features and emanating eerie sounds.mThe cave, along with the entire island of Staffa, is composed entirely of hexagonal basalt columns, which produces the naturally arched ceiling.
1. Cave of Swallows, Aquismon, Mexico
The Cave of Swallows, also called Cave of the Swallows is an open air pit cave in the Municipality of Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The elliptical mouth, on a slope of karst, is 49 by 62 m wide and is undercut around all its perimeter, further widening to a room approximately 303 by 135 meters (994 by 442 ft) wide. The floor of the cave is a 333 meter (1092 ft) freefall drop from the lowest side of the opening, with a 370 meter (1,214 ft) drop from the highest side, making it the largest known cave shaft in the world, the second deepest pit in Mexico and perhaps the 11th deepest in the world.
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