10 Caves to See Before You Die

Blue Grotto

Blue cave is a sea cave in Anacapri on the north-western shore of the island of Capri in Italy, the world’s tourist mecca, famous for cobalt blue light reflections from its walls and its crystal clear water.
It is also the name of another maritime characteristics same cave, located on the island of Malta (also known as Calypso’s Cave).

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Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestone lying at the foot of South Versan of the Swartberg Mountains , near the town of Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape province in South Africa. The main cave is one of the most beautiful South Africa , draining tourists from all over the country and even abroad regularly . Although his system of tunnels more than four kilometers , only about a quarter of it is open to the public , which can only penetrate in small groups with a guide . The visits are organized at regular intervals the opening day , the “Standard Tour” takes about an hour , while the “Adventure Tour” takes about an hour and a half. The ” Adventure Tour” includes a particular route through narrow passages , and strenuous climbs in low light. The cave includes various important rooms , packed with many concretions . The narrowest passage is reached wider than a foot .

The caves are considered part of the tourist route of the Garden Route . It owes its name to the Cango river, with its source in the vicinity.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad is a city in New Mexico, the United States, the seat of Eddy County. It is located along the Pecos River, not far from Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Cave of Swallows

The abyss Swallows is one of the largest caves in the world, opening to the surface.

It is called so because it is a natural shelter for many species of birds at dawn, an impressive crowd of black swifts and Apodidae plunges into the abyss.

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Fingal’s Cave

Fingal’s Cave is a basalt cave located in Scotland, the Isle of Staffa.
It forms sustained by walls of columnar basalt in which the sea rushes up to 69 m lapping nave, which led him to call the cave “musical cave.”
When Felix Mendelssohn discovered lava frozen in perfect geometric shapes at low tide, he expressed his enthusiasm for the composition of a symphonic piece entitled The Hebrides.
The place has also inspired Jules Verne portrayed there the final scene of his novel Le Rayon green.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm – cave located on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located in the southern part of the region of Waikato, 12 km southwest of Te Kuiti. The cave is known populations occurring there “glowing bugs.” These are the pupae of Diptera Arachnocampa luminosa family grzybiarkowatych. The cave belongs to the system of caves in Waitomo Caves. The Waitomo Caves also includes caves Ruakuri and Aranuri. The complex is located about 2 hours drive from Auckland, 1 hour drive from Hamilton and 2 hours drive from Rotorua.

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Lascaux

Lascaux Cave is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves decorated by the number and the aesthetic quality of his works. It is sometimes called “the Sistine Chapel of cave art” or “Sistine Chapel of Périgordien” as an expression attributed to Henri Breuil who also called “Versailles of Prehistory” or “French Altamira.”
Paintings and prints it contains could not be specific direct dating: age is estimated between about 18,000 and 17,000 years from dating and studies on objects found in the cave. Most prehistorians attributed to the ancient Magdalenian, except a few that are rather inclined to the Solutrean that precedes or for the Gravettian.

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Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave is a cave in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It’s located in the national park of Phong Nha-Ke Bang. Before the discovery of Son Doong, this cave was considered the largest cave in Vietnam.

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Škocjan Caves

Škocjan are a system of limestone caves in the Karst region in southwestern Slovenia about 75 km from the capital Ljubljana. The system is located in a regional park of 413 ha and located in the town of Divača1 instead Škocjan said, not to be confused with the Slovenian town of Škocjan which is located to the east of the country. This is one of the most famous in the world for the study of karst sites.

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Reed Flute Cave

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