The Famous Caves of the World – Worth a Visit!!! – Part 1

Our Mother Earth is full of enthralling wonders and almost each of them is so amazing that you cannot take your eye off it. Humans have progressed a lot, mentally, physically, technologically, scientifically and so on. Humans too have made remarkable progress and have created marvellous man-made wonders across the globe but nature always has something for us to get astonished upon. Nowhere in his dreams can human think of overcoming the nature’s gift to us. Amongst these natural wonders come Caves.

Caves are such spaces on this land which were formed due to some changes in land only due to volcanic eruptions, or tsunami or thunder and lightning, landslide etc. These are spaces which have given room for life forms which simply cannot exist outside it. All the caves across the globe provide you spectacular views and formations are generally formed by deposits and erosions. Interested in visiting one such cave, Please pick from the below list:

Famous caves around the world :

  1. Postojna Caves, Postojna, Slovenia

    This cave is approximately 24,120 M long and it is karst system of caves found in Slovenia. It is the second longest cave system and it was formed by Pivka River. The cave was first described in the 17th century and was ready to be open for visit in 1818. Today it is amongst the best tourists attractions. The German forces during World War II used this cave to store fuel barrels and due to that it were set to fire in 1944 and therefore its entrance has become black.

    Postojna Caves
    Postojna Caves, Postojna, Slovenia
  2. Thien Duong Cave, Phong Nha Caves National Park, Vietnam

    This cave is a part of  Phong Nha Caves, National Park, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, 60 km northwest of Duong Hoi city. This cave was discovered by a local man in 2005. It is a 31 KM long cave and the height can reach up to 72M and 150 M wide. The stalagmite formations are so spectacular that this cave was named Thien Duong which means Paradise.

    Phong Nha Caves
    Phong Nha Caves, National Park, Vietnam
  3. Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote Canary Islands, Spain

    Jameos Del Agua is a cave inside a lava tube. When the Montana La Corona erupted, it formed a lava tube 6 KM long. In a few places roofs collapsed which and formed an open air cave system. At the other place there is sea water seeping through the rocks as the cave is under sea level. Here you can find a variety of albino crabs which is only found here and nowhere else in the world. One cave is used as an auditorium for film screenings.

    Jameos del Agua Caves
    Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote Canary Islands, Spain
  4. Reed Flute Cave, Guangxi, China

    The cave is so named due to the reeds found inside the cave which can be turned into flutes. This cave is 180 million years old and has been a place of visit since 1200 years. It was officially announced as tourist place in 1940. It’s found in the Guangxi province of china. These caves also contains stalagmite and stalactite formations which are formed by limestone and they have been lighted by different coloured lights.

    Reed Flute Caves, Guangxi, China
    Reed Flute Caves, Guangxi, China
  5. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

    Carlsbad Cavern National Park is a united states National Park which is found in the Guadalupe Mountains of South-eastern New Mexico. The main attraction here is show cave which is known as Carlsbad Cavern. A show cave is a cave in America which is regulated and commercialised by the government where you can enter by paying a fee. It is normally open on all days except thanksgiving day, Christmas and New year. The show cave is a limestone chamber and is 4000 Ft long, 625 ft. wide and 255 ft. high. It is the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world.

    Carlsbad Caverns
    Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
  6. Cave of Crystals – Chihuahua, Mexico

    This cave was recently discovered in 2005 when scientist were drilling an aquifier to pump gallons of water. The crystal formations of this cave are astonishingly large and they measure over 30 Ft in height and 4 feet in diameter.

    Cave of Crystals
    Cave of Crystals – Chihuahua, Mexico
  7. Lascaux Caves – Motignac, France

    These caves are found in the South western France and the caves are most famous for their rare paleolithic cave paintings. These were actually discovered by a teenager in 1940. The Paleolithic art is 17,300 years old and the paintings consists of pictures of animals known to exist due to fossil evidence. This region is listed as World Heritage site by UNESCO and was opened in 1948 but again closed down in 1963 to preserve the art.

    Lascaux Caves – Motignac, France
    Lascaux Caves, Motignac, France
  8. Ice Cavern –Skattafel, Iceland

    This Kverkfjöll ice cave is located in the frozen lagoon in skattafel, Iceland. It is considered as one of the most famous glaciers caves in the world. It was formed by a hot water spring and was discovered during an expedition in 1980s.

    Ice Cavern –Skattafel, Iceland
    Ice Cavern. Skattafel, Iceland
  9. Blue Grotton – Capri, Italy

    It is a famous sea cave on the coast of Capri Island, Italy. The sunlight passes through the underwater cavity and it provides the source of light inside the cave. The sunlight create a blue reflection whose view amazes the tourists.

    Mlue Grotto – Capri, Italy
    Blue Grotto– Capri, Italy
  10. Naracoorte Caves, Australia

    The Naracoorte Caves are a part of Naracoorte National Park, Australia. These caves are famous for the fossil remains which are preserved inside it since many years. This cave is also listed amongst World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This cave is a show cave and invites a variety of visitors every year.

    You can find more about Naracoorte Caves here : Naracoorte Caves Australia, Another Marvel on Earth

    Naracoorte Caves, Australia
    Naracoorte Caves, Australia

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