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Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

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2. The Waitomo Caves, King Country, New Zealand - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

So many natural wonders around, but what about what’s underneath us? The entire new worlds open, once someone tries to go deeper. And one can only imagine how many undiscovered treasures are still out there. Check out these ten great caves, that promise a once in a lifetime experience!

1. Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam

Discovered only in 2010, the cave is considered to be the biggest one in the world! And it is indeed very impressive – there is an entire underworld with the jungle and river, waterfalls, unknown plants and fossils. Cave pearls – calcite crystals – are another unique and interesting feature. The cave is now open for the tourists to view and experience this unbelievable place.

Why to go there?: The main reason to go is of course to see this amazing cave. But also there is an adventurous streak, because the place is still quite an unexplored terrain. Be among the pioneers and sign up for an adventure of a lifetime.
1. Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Carsten Peter

1. Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Carsten Peter

1. Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Carsten Peter

1. Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Carsten Peter

1. Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Carsten Peter

2. The Waitomo Caves, King Country, New Zealand

These absolutely marvelous caves are a signature of the country’s natural beauty. On the surface there is a small village, meanwhile underneath it there is an entire cave system, which is more than 2 million years old. The glowing effect is caused by the worms Arachnocampa luminosa, that radiate light and are only found in New Zealand as well as Australia.

Why to go there?: This is indeed a „once in a lifetime“ experience. The visitors get to admire the glowing caves as well as explore the web of caves on a guided tour.
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2. The Waitomo Caves, King Country, New Zealand - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Ian Cossor

2. The Waitomo Caves, King Country, New Zealand - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

2. The Waitomo Caves, King Country, New Zealand - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Ian Cossor

3. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Hellas (Greece)

On the outside the cave is surrounded by the forest and on the inside a magnificent site opens: a cave with a crystal clear lake inside. One of the halls opens on the surface and lets the light in, which makes the water appear to be so clear, it seems that the boats are gliding through the air. Incidentally, in Greek mythology the site is known as the Cave of the Nymphs – who would argue that it is the best place for them to bathe?

Why to go there?: Melissani Cave and Lake are one of the most popular attractions here. It is easy to find the site, which is a short trip from Sami or Agia Efimia. It is said that the best time to visit the cave is on a sunny day, when the light comes in.
3. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Hellas (Greece) - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

3. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Hellas (Greece) - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Andrey Grinyov

3. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Hellas (Greece) - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

3. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Hellas (Greece) - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

4. Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia

The hill is a famous sacred place, which also features a temple complex, scattered in the caves. Besides striking natural beauty, tall golden Hindu statues and buildings inside of the caves create an enigmatic experience. Although the caverns are at least 400 million years old, the religious site was established only in the late 19th century.

Why to go there?: It is a popular attraction in Malaysia, found only 13 km (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur. There is an easy access by train. Besides the route to the caves is said to be beautiful as well.
4. Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo:Danny Xeero

4. Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

4. Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Matthew Islam

4. Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Jordan Alexander

5. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USA

We have written about many ice caves found around the world, but this web of caves located under a glacier in Alaska is truly one of the most beautiful. Spacious caves are surrounded with blue ice, which is melting, thus creates springs, that flow in this underground world and make it look even more mysteriously appealing. Warming climate however threatens to destroy this natural wonder, therefore visit it until it is too late.

Why to go there?: One of the most beautiful ice cave systems in the world. Juneau is a popular tourist destination, providing numerous outdoor activities and great views due to its rich and impressive nature.
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5. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USA - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Andrew Russell

5. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USA - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Ron Gile

5. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USA - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Ryan Long

6. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon

Also known as the Cave Of Three Bridges, it is indeed an impressive natural wonder. The waterfall, created by melting ice that trickles down Mount Lebanon, plunges 255 m (837 ft) down the Three Bridge Chasm – a limestone formation. Geologists claim that the rock is around 160-million years old, meaning that it was present in the Jurassic period, when the dinosaurs were wandering the Earth. Today it is a popular tourist attraction.

Why to go there?: A true natural wonder, providing an adventurous hike, great views and unforgettable experience. It is advised however to be extremely careful, as the cliffs are slippery and the rock is rather frail. Therefore it is not allowed to stand on the bridge for a group of people.
6. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Serge Melki

6. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

6. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Jack Seikaly

6. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

7. Caves in the Algarve, Portugal

The southernmost region of the country has a striking coastline, which is rich with spectacular limestone caves and grottoes. The coastline can be explored on a boat tour: beaches like Ponta Da Piedade, which is famous for the sandstone towers, are best approached from water. The caves can also be seen and visited while hiking on a beach. On Algarve Seafaris the tourists get to visit the largest caves and explore the dramatic coastline.

Why to go there?: There is a lot to explore on the coastline and visitors can choose various options. Algarve Seafaris cruise collects tourists from Marina de Vilamoura and Albufeira. On the other hand, one can go on her own and have a fun day trip on the beach.
7. Caves in the Algarve, Portugal - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
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7. Caves in the Algarve, Portugal - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
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7. Caves in the Algarve, Portugal - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Joel Santos

7. Caves in the Algarve, Portugal - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Paulo Duarte

8. Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy

The fishing village of Polignano a Mare in Apulia itself is another very interesting coastal place to visit in Italy. Meanwhile the restaurant, installed in a cave at the seaside, is one of the most famous and desirable places to dine here. Actually, the limestone cavern has been serving as a spot to hold various events since 1700s!

Why to go there?: A very romantic restaurant, entertaining its guests with special dishes, fresh sea food and long wine list. All the good things that make Italian cuisine are found here.
8. Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Grotta Palazzese

8. Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Grotta Palazzese

8. Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Grotta Palazzese

8. Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Grotta Palazzese

9. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland

A very mysterious structure in Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, is a true natural wonder. The hexagonally-jointed basalt columns, created by laval flow thousands of year ago, form this unusual rock formation. The natives call it a Melodic Cave, because of the echoes, caused by the waves. The eerie sounds create the feeling of a cathedral and have even inspired many artists, writers and composers, including August Strindberg, Felix Mendelssohn and Pink Floyd.

Why to go there?: The region is truly beautiful, with a rich historic heritage. Meanwhile the cave is one of the most popular landmarks here.
9. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: Darby Sawchuk

9. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

9. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

9. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves
Photo: F. David Carmona López

10. The Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, Guangxi, China

A huge natural limestone cave is the most popular and probably the oldest attraction around. Today there are colorful lights installed inside, resulting in this incredibly dazzling scene. The cave is 240 m (787 ft) long and tourists can explore its pillars, rock formations and stalactites, most of which even have names. The tour takes about an hour and provides an unforgettable experience!

Why to go there?: Geologically interesting site, one of the top attractions in Guilin, which is also known for the mountainous landscape and the most romantic Li River.
10. The Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, Guangxi, China - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

10. The Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, Guangxi, China - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

10. The Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, Guangxi, China - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

10. The Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, Guangxi, China - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

10. The Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, Guangxi, China - Top 10 Incredible Beauties Hidden in the Caves

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