10 Miraculous Caves in the world to visit
There are thousands of caves scattered across the world. Some are already popular, some are still hidden gems while others are enveloped in the heart of nature waiting to be found by us. You can plan a trip to such attractions if you want to explore something new. This is the list of 10 mystifying caves around the world that will leave you awestruck.
- Mammoth Cave, USA
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Mammoth Cave, as the name rightly suggests, is the largest cave system in the world. This complex passageway is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna. Finding yourself amongst these ancient limestone formations will give you Goosebumps.
- Cave of Dead Bats, Slovakia
Slovakia’s highest cave system is hidden away in the mountains and dense forests. Take an hour-long tour which will take you deep into the heart of the earth. You will find yourself amidst the bones of bats, small rodents, bears and goats and these bones date back to 6,000 years!
- Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
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Discovered only a decade ago, this mesmerizing cave in Vietnam was created at least 2 million years ago. This cave is so vast that it carries a river, dense forest, and a unique ecosystem within. Even weather is different inside.
- Kungur Ice Cave, Russia
Who says long, harsh winter exists only in a series of Game of Thrones? Kungur Ice Cave has temperatures below zero degrees Celsius even when its summer outside. This sprawling cave has interesting ice structure and more than 70 lakes.
- Eisriesenwelt Cave, Austria
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This is considered to be the largest ice cave in the world. The name translates to ‘world of the ice giants’ in English and you will realize how true it is ones you are in the cave. Using a virtual trip planner will help you in visiting these giants.
- Reed Flute Cave, China
This natural phenomenon is China will leave you speechless with its surreal beauty. Home to numerous stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations, the walls also carry 70 inscriptions written in ink. Artificial lighting gives it a magical glow.
- Ajanta and Ellora Caves, India
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous because of the thousands of years old paintings and rock cut sculptures representing the Buddhist and Hindu ideology. These majestic carvings will leave a lasting impression on you.
- Batu Cave, Malaysia
This series of caves is home to the Hindu temple and shrine. This 400 million years old site has become a popular tourist attraction today. You will be amazed by cave curtains, flowstones, cave pearls, and scallops that adorned the insides.
- Waitomo Glow-worm Cave, New Zealand
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This unique cave is lighted by the glow-worms. The luminescent light that fills the cave makes it hauntingly beautiful. Take a boat, walk, or try black water rafting to make this adventurous tour even more thrilling.
- The Cave of Crystals, Mexico
Home to giant underground crystals, this ancient cave looks magnificent. Researchers believe that some of the crystals date back to 500,000 years. The atmosphere inside is so unusual that visitors have to wear a special cooling suit.