Top 10 Most Amazing Caves of our World

Added on Sep 22, 2010 / Category : Misc / Comments

As We know caves is one of the most beautiful part of the world. They can create amazing scenery and amazing experience as well for some persons that want to feel such a nice and unusual experience. Lets take a look at top 10 most amazing caves of our world.

10 - kocjan Caves (Slovenia)

Due to their exceptional significance, the kocjan Caves were entered on UNESCOs 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, the kocjan Caves represent the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia.



9 - Cave of the Ghost (Venezuela)

Cave of the Ghost, "La Cueva del Fantasma" on Spanish, is a giant cave in southern Venezuela, located in one of the most biologically rich, geologically ancient parts of the world, along the slopes of Aprada tepui. Large enough for two helicopters to land in the cave, the report from Zootaxa is said to be the first photographic evidence of such an immense cave. However, experts note, it is not technically a cave, but rather a collapsed, steep gorge.



8 - Mammoth Cave (USA)

Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The official name of the system is the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System for the ridge under which the cave has formed. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.



7 - Carlsbad Caverns (USA)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. The primary attraction of the park for most visitors is the show cave, Carlsbad Caverns. Visitors to the cave can hike in on their own via the natural entrance, or take the elevator (the exit for everyone) directly to the Underground Lunchroom some 750 feet (230 m) below. Carlsbad Caverns includes a large cave chamber, the Big Room, a natural limestone chamber which is almost 4,000 feet (about 1,219 m) long, 625 feet (190.5 m) wide, and 350 feet (about 107 m) high at the highest point. It is the third largest chamber in North America and the seventh largest in the world.



6 - Fantastic Cave Pit (USA)

Fantastic Pit is located in Ellisons Cave, just east of LaFayette, GA. it's 586' deep, which is the deepest known cave pit in the continental United States. This pit is big enough to hold the Washington Monument (555'). It is a truly fantastic rappel, it takes almost 8 seconds for a rock to hit the bottom.



5 - The 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. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. 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.



4 - Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves (Austria)

The Eisriesenwelt is a natural limestone ice cave located in Austria, about 40 km south of Salzburg. It is the largest ice cave in the world, extending more than 42 km of tunnels and chambers. Only the first kilometer, the area that tourists are allowed to visit, is covered in ice. The rest of the cave is made of limestone. Entry to the caves is regulated and a 75-minute tour takes in several immense caverns containing elaborate ice formations and frozen waterfalls.



3 - Waitomo Glowworm Cave (New Zealand)

The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is located in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. It is part of the Waitomo Caves system, which includes Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave. As the name suggests, the cave serves as the home to glowworms, specifically Arachnocampa luminosa, which are a type of fungus gnat species that glow in their larval stage. Because it was underwater 30 million years ago, the cave is made from limestone composed of fossilized shells, skeletons and coral.



2 - Majlis al Jinn Cave (Oman)

Majlis al Jinn Cave is the second major cave on earth. In the Sultanate of Oman in a secluded area of the Selma Plateau youll discover this spectacular cave. This is an amazing cave that can be accessed through a fissure in the ground with a rope. The height in the interior of this cave runs from 120 to 150 meters. The cave floor is 300 by 200 meters and to provide you a better perceptive of how huge this cave is, it is gigantic enough that, the largest Egyptian pyramid, the great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt would just about fit inside. The foundation of the pyramid is approximately the same dimension of the chamber floor and the height is very comparable.



1 - Cave of Crystals (Mexico)

The Cave of Crystals, located in the working Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico, has captivated the world since it was first discovered in 2000 by two brothers drilling in the Naica lead and silver mine. Until you notice the orange-suited men clambering around, it's hard to grasp the extraordinary scale of this underground crystal forest which are some of the largest natural selenite crystals in the world, with stunning crystal formations measuring more than 30ft (9.2m) in length and over 4ft (1.2m) in diameter. They are formed from groundwater saturated in calcium sulphate which, warmed by an intrusion of magma about a mile below, began filtering through the cave system millions of years ago.

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