Top 5 World Natural Greatest Caves

  1. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
    The Son Doong Cave is the world’s largest cave, formed by the erosion of limestone underneath the mountains by the river water, and causing the ceiling to collapse, thus creating a huge natural skylight. Though it is millions of years old, it was not until very late that it caught the observation of the world. The cave hides a whole world inside it, with its own river, jungle, and climate. Some of the world’s tallest stalagmites are located here. The solutional cave has a big calcite wall called The Great Wall of Vietnam, behind which were discovered abnormally large cave pearls the size of baseballs. It is a popular tourist sport, now, with its vastness implementing a humbling reality.
  1. Ice Cave near Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia
    We all know about the phenomenon, crystalline ice caves in Austria, Iceland and other parts of the world. But, the ice cave in the Kamchatka Peninsula, near Mutnovsky Volcano, is one of a kind, as it almost produces alive a ‘fire-and-ice’ kind of juxtaposition: it is carved out of a glacier by an underground river which has its source in a hot season rising from the volcano. Layers of compacted snow build the walls and the ceiling of the cave. Vivid colors and lights can be seen inside the cave, beaming in through the nearly transparent roof and icy windows on the walls. Any light kindled inside the cave is highlighted by the undulations, created by the eroding warm water.
  1. Caves of Algarve, Portugal
    Nice caves, grottoes, and hollows, carved in limestone can be found in the coastline of Algarve, the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. These caves are found mainly nearby Lagos and can be reached with the help of boats of dinghies. Benagil’s Algar is one of the most famous and beautiful among these caverns that enhance the isolated beaches. The complex rock structures, dimensions, and textures, along with the wide variety of sandy shades, make these an exciting and picturesque experience, along with the ever-changing light filtering in through the holes, and the crystalline water. Ice Cave near Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia
    We all know about the phenomenon, crystalline ice caves in Austria, Iceland and other parts of the world. But, the ice cave in the Kamchatka Peninsula, near Mutnovsky Volcano, is one of a kind, as it almost produces alive a ‘fire-and-ice’ kind of juxtaposition: it is carved out of a glacier by an underground river which has its source in a hot season rising from the volcano. Layers of compacted snow build the walls and the ceiling of the cave. Vivid colors and lights can be seen inside the cave, beaming in through the nearly transparent roof and icy windows on the walls. Any light kindled inside the cave is highlighted by the undulations, created by the eroding warm water
  1. Marble Caves, Chile-Argentina
    The Marble Caves, in Patagonia, is a set of unusual islands with exciting openings into caverns, columns, and tunnels constructed in monoliths of marble, built by wave action by the Lake General Carrera. One can boat through these cave chambers and realize that there is, indeed, heaven on earth, as he witnesses the turquoise of the water and the various tinges of blue and grey in the swirling patterns of labyrinth walls. As the sunlight shines quickly upon the walls with shimmering crystals, the colors look vivid and bright, which, along with the sparkly azure waters, creates an unforgettable visual experience.
  1. Antelope Canyon, American Southwest
    The Antelope Canyon on Navajo land near Page in Arizona is a slot canyon, created by the erosion of the Navajo Sandstone. The deep corridors and the smooth edges form a characteristic ‘flowing’ shape in the rock, which has striations of different shades of red, pink, orange, etc. These colors match more vibrant in the Upper Antelope Canyon during the summer months, when the direct sunbeams radiate down from the openings in the top of the canyon top. The colors and the beams are more muted in the Lower Antelope Canyon. While tourists are brought mainly to the vivid monochromatic effects of the Upper Antelope Canyon, cameramen frequent both the Upper Canyon, as well as the Lower Canyon with spiral rock arches. You may like; most beautiful places to visit and top 5 crystalline places in the world

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