Located within remote areas, formed by dissolving of larger limestones or huge openings left behind by seas, the majestic caves always catches your attention. You want to be an extreme adventurer for exploring all larger caves in the world. At same time some of caves are opens for public. Followings are 10 most amazing caves in the world.
9 Reed Flute Cave, China
This natural limestone cave has been remain as most attractive site of Guilin, China, discovered back in 792 AD. This cave named after the verdant needs growing outside the cave. The rock formations and large number of stalactites makes inner part of cave so attractive.
Reed flute cave is 240 meters in length, many parts of the cave also show off illumination. Archaeologists also discovered more 70 inscriptions from the walls of this cave, travelogues and poems from Tang Dynasty (618-918 AD), shows that cave has been main attraction of area from ancient times onwards. It took one full hour to walk through this cave.
8 Tham Lod Cave, Thailand
Tham lod cave is located in Mae Hong Son province of Northern Thailand. The carvings within this cave believed to be from ancient lawa people of Thailand, also thinks to be home for them for a long time. Archaeologists also discovered different clay pottery works and other tools from this cave.
Ancient drawings are also found within the wall of this cave. The 1.6 km long cave includes many stalactites and stalagmites. The entire area is surrounded by forest and small paths leads tourists to this cave, can see large number of swifts and other species of birds inside the cave.
7 Marble Caves, Patagonia
This water filled cavern system is situated in general carrera lake, Patagonia, within Chile-Argentina border, one of most remote areas in South America. It is one of the largest deposit of marble in the world. The continuous action of waves for more than 6000 years formed this spectacular marble cave system.
This water filled cave illuminated by sunlight, as it is filled with turquoise water within the walls. The cave contain different water levels at different time intervals. In that way this cave system makes incredible visual effects.
6 Cave In Algarve, Portugal
This cave system primarily formed through continuous action of sea waves over larger rocks. Visitors can reach this cave only by water. It offers three major openings, most attractive site within coastline of Algarve. This site also contain clear blue water, attracts many visitors every year.
5 Batu Caves, Malaysia
This limestone hill contains many caves and cave temples, located in Gombak of Malaysia. This series of caves formed 400 million years ago, named after batu river flows through the hill. Temuan people, one of ancient tribes in the country used many parts of this cave series as shelter.
The cave temple on the batu hill stands as one of most popular Hindu shrines in the country. Visitors have to climb 272 steps for reaching this temple. This temple complex includes three main caves, larger one features Hindu shrines. Remaining two caves found as gallery and museum, contains many paintings and statues.
4 Glowworms Cave, New Zealand
This site is known for the highest population of glowworms, lives exclusively in New Zealand. They only lives in deep forest or dark caves, as other environment won’t match for their growth. This mosquito sized glowworms hangs within ceilings of caves and produce bioluminescent glow, becomes one of finest attractions in New Zealand.
3 Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland
It is located in vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, largest glacier in Europe. It was formed by melting and compression of glacial ice water, took millions of years. The air bubbles and ice crystal gave transparency and attractive blue color for the cave. Visiting this crystal cave in summer season is not at all safe, as melting and movement of glaciers take place at that time.
2 Naica Mine, Mexico
This cave is known for remarkable selenite crystal deposits, actually some of largest natural crystals ever found in the world. This largest crystal cave was discovered during mining process in the year 2000, about 1000 feet below of limestone host rock. This amazing cave closed for visitors, site is vulnerable to high heat from the depth of Earth.
The largest crystal found from this place have age of 500,000 years. The giant crystals within this cave is actually softer than finger nails of humans. All the crystal pillars within this cave made of gypsum. These crystals are formed when the superheated water from the depth of Earth cooled down and saturated with gypsum.
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1 Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
It is the most amazing and largest cave in the world, located in Quang Binh Province of Vietnam. The actual meaning of Son Doong Cave is “Mountain river cave”, formed by action of river, eroding away limestone from the underneath of mountain, round 2-5 million years ago. Son doong cave was discovered by a local man named Ho-Khanh in 1191, first survey was done by British cave research team in 2009.
Son doong cave is 9 kilometer in length and 150 meters in height. The fast flowing underground river have length of 1.6 kilometer. This river makes whistling sound within the cave. Son doong cave linked with 150 individual caves. This network of caves also contains underground river, lake and dense jungle.
The massive opening within roof of cave creates huge skylights. Son doong cave is opened for public by tourist company Oxalis, demands $3000 for exploring this cave. Also you have to pass through dense forest for reaching this cave, will take one and half day for crossing this jungle.