Batu Caves, Malaysia
Created 400 million years ago, this limestone hill is located 13km north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India which is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
Capricorn Caves, Australia
The limestone Capricorn Caves, located 23km north of Rockhampton, Australia, is one of the longest running tourist attractions in Queensland. The special thing about this cave site is that there is a fully naturally formed Cathedral where people can tie the not.
Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves, Austria
40km south of Salzburg, Australia, sits this limestone ice cave; the largest known ice cave in the world. This 40km+ long labyrinth began forming 100 million years ago.
Ellison’s Cave, USA
This pit cave is in the Appalachian Plateaus of Northwest Georgia, USA, and has the deepest, unobstructed underground pitch in the continental US at over 19km long and 324m deep.
Fingal’s Caves, Scotland
This sea cave on the island of Staffa, Scotland, is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns.
Glowworms Cave, New Zealand
The Glowworm Caves, at Waitomo, New Zealand, is known for its exclusive population of glowworms.
Marble Cave, Chile
The Marble Caves of Patagonia are located of the Carrera Lake which is bordered by Argentina and Chile. The caves are on the Chile side with three main caverns to explore; the Chapel (La Capilla), the Cathedral (El Catedral), and the Cave (La Cueva).
Naica Cave, Mexico
This cave is at Naica, Mexico. It it 300m below the surface and connects to the Naica Mine. You may know it as the Cave of the Crystals or the Giant Crystal Cave because the main chamber has giant selenite crystals, the largest found to date being 12m tall.
Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand
Located in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand, the Phraya Nakhon Cave exists. It has two chambers with open ceilings. The Kuha Karuhas pavilion is in the main chamber, it was built in the late 19th C CE for the visit of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V).
Reed Flute Cave, China
This 180 million years old limestone cave, located in Guilin, China, is known for the natural multicoloured lighting.
Sterkfontein Caves, South Africa
This limestone cave is located 40km northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. Early hominid remains have been discovered here which has put this cave on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam, the 2 – 5 million years old Son Doong Cave is known to be the largest cave in the world, at 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and around 9 kilometers long.
Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland
The biggest glacier in Europe, covering 8% of the country, is in southeast Iceland. At its widest the glacier is 1000m wide. It is described as giant waves frozen in time, however it does move, albeit slowly.
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