We are blessed to live in a world with so many natural wonders. Think of all the majestic mountains, winding rivers and vast oceans on the earth. One of the most underrated natural features, however, are caves. They can exhibit so much wonder to what is lying beneath the surface. Hopefully, you will be lucky enough to explore the coolest caves on this list:
Cave of the Crystals – Chihuahua, Mexico
The Cave of the Crystals was discovered by accident. The only reason they could be explored was due to the effects of drilling in the area. Nobody could predict what would be found inside. Inside the cave – discovered in 2000 – were the largest natural crystals known to man. The biggest of the lot was 12 metres in length and 4 metres in diameter!
Krubera Cave – Abkhazia, Georgia
Krubera Cave is the deepest cave on earth. Well, that we know of anyway. It was discovered back in 1960. The depth sits at an amazing 2,000 metres. The cave is nicknamed “Cave of the Crows” as they started to nest in the cave at the start of the 80’s.
Fingal’s Cave – Staffa, Scotland
Fingal’s Cave is one of the most beautiful sea caves you will ever get the pleasure of seeing. Situated on an inhabited island named Staffa, the hexagonal columns give it striking features. Due to Fingal’s size, shape and arched roof, the cave starts to make eerie sounds.
Mammoth Cave National Park – Kentucky, USA
The Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is the largest cave system in the world. At 528.3 square kilometres, it is twice as big as its next competitor (Sac Actum in Mexico). There are so many features along the system. The National Park conducts tours so you can see them all. It’s definitely one of the more accessible caves on the list.
Coolest Caves: Škocjan Cave – Divača, Slovenia
The Škocjan Cave in Slovenia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This means that is protected by the organisation. They deem it to be so significant for a number of reasons. It has some of the largest underground canyons on earth, natural beauty with aesthetic value, a diverse ecosystem and was inhabited during prehistoric times.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Waitomo, New Zealand
This New Zealand cave is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Each glowworm is about the size of a mosquito and there are millions of them throughout the cave. They create a wonderful glowing effect that looks like stars. It is truly one of the most satisfying sights you’ll ever see.