At a young age caves were used for sacred sites, funerals and as a shelter. Today, inspectors are investigating caves to get details about past climatic conditions. Speleologists consider caves as a special part of their activity and exercises. Some amazing underground caves have become show caves for people, especially the less adventurous ones. Floors, artificial lighting and some services are provided for occasional tourists.
Listed below are the most popular underground caves:
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. 2 The Cave of Crystals
This amazing cave was discovered by miners in 2000 when they dug a new subway for the Naica Mine in northern Mexico. The main chamber contains some of the largest true crystals ever seen in any of the hidden caves in the world. 11 meters in length, 4 meters in diameter and 55 tons in weight is the measure of the largest crystal in the cave inside. The crystals grew so strongly due to the hot temperature in the cave that they could grow and grow tiny crystals at 58 ° C.
. 3 Eisriesenwelt Cave
The Eisriesenwelt, meaning "World of Ice Giants", is the largest ice cave in the world at 42 km or more and is located in the high mountains part of the Alps in Austria). The ice giant world was made by the river, which eroded towards mountain area. The ice structures in the cave were developed by melting snow that flowed into the cave and then solidified in the winter.
. 4 Carlsbad Caverns
They were found near Carlsbad, New Mexico. They consider Carlsbad Cavern as a national park. It has its big room; a true limestone measures 1,219 x 190 m and is 107 m long at the highest end. It is also known as the 7th largest cave in the world. It is designed with stalactites, stalagmites and an incredible character of some structures that can be recognized in many convenient ways.
. 5 Reed flute
The flute cave, which they called the "Palace of Natural Sciences", can be found in the northwest of Guilin (southern China). Legend has it that the Reed Flute Cave got its title because the ancient people thought the reeds at the entrance of this cave could be formed into flutes. The limestone cave gives stalactites, stone columns, plants, stalagmites, birds, animals and stone ornaments in beautiful colors and shapes a dreamlike dreamland.
. 6 Underground river of Puerto Princesa
The underground river of Puerto Princesa is located in Palawan, Philippines. This underground river was considered to be the longest underground river in the world until the title of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula Underground River was awarded in 2007. It is 8.2 km long and leads through a beautiful cave before it flows into the sea (southern China).
. 7 Skocjan Caves
Skocjan Caves contain the highest cave chamber in Europe, a huge underground canyon, a bridge over the canyon and waterfalls. The caves are made up of impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The caves are the product of the falling river Reka. First, the river settles on the surface, but quickly disappears after 34 km near the Adriatic coast.
. 8 Waitomo Caves
Waitomo Caves are popular New Zealand landmarks. This can be found outside the capital of Waitomo. Waitomo Glowworms, small animals that spread their shining light, can also be seen in the Waitomo Caves. These creatures are the size of a mosquito and live exclusively in this country. The cave was made over 30 million years ago. The cave has magnificent and elegant cave designs, a deep limestone staff known as Tomo, and a large cathedral known for its outstanding acoustics.
. 9 Jeita Grotto
The Jeita Grotto consists of two interconnected (separate) karst limestone caves: the Grotto and the Upper Grotto. The upper gallery consists of the largest stalactite in the world. The lower gallery has a length of 6,200 m and is 60 m below the upper gallery. The lower gallery is crossed by a constant underwater lake and a river.
10th Majlis-Al-Jinn Cave
It is located in an isolated region of the Selma Plateau, Oman. It has a unique cave chamber with a size of about 310 x 225 m and a 120 m high dome ceiling. 178 m below the summit measured the lowest section of the cave. In perspective size: 12 large aircraft fit in the cave. The cave was also designed for climbers. Some plans have been made to make Majlis Al Jinn an efficient and convenient tourist cave.