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List of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World

A cave is a hollow place in the grounds which is formed naturally by the weathering of rock and often extends deep underground. It also refers to smaller openings like sea caves, rock shelter and grottos. Here, we are giving the list of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.
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A cave is a hollow place in the grounds which is formed naturally by the weathering of rock and often extends deep underground. It also refers to smaller openings like sea caves, rock shelter and grottos. Here, we are giving the list of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

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1. Aggtelek Cave

Location: Northern Hungary

Characteristics: It is large stalactites (i.e. cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave.) 5 miles long cave.

2. Altamira Cave

Location: Near Santander, Spain

Characteristics: It is famous for Stone Age animal paintings on roof and walls.

3. Antiparos

Location: Grecian Archipelago

Characteristics: It is located at the height of 177 metres above sea level and famous for ambience, brilliant colour and fantastic shapes.

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4. Blue Grotto

Location: Island of Capri, Italy

Characteristics: It is a limestone sea cavern which becomes hollow by constant wave action. It is known for unusual blue light permeating the cave.

5. Carlsbad Caverns

Location: Southeast New Mexico

Characteristics: It is a home of the largest and most impressive stalactites and stalagmites, particularly in the Lechuguilla Cave.

6. Fingal's Cave

Location: Island of Staffa, Scotland

Characteristics: It is famous for natural acoustics and formed by hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Palaeocene lava flow.

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7. Jenolan Caves

Location: Blue Mountain Plateau, New South Wales, Australia

Characteristics: It is one of the beautiful stalactites formations.

8. Kent's Cavern

Location: Near Torquay, England

Characteristics: It is an archaeological site which helps in the study of Paleolithic humans.

9. Lascaux Cave

Location: France

Characteristics: It is known for tens of thousands of years old prehistoric cave painting.

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10. Lubang Nasib Bagus

Location: Sarawak, Malaysia

Characteristics: It is known for world's largest natural underground chamber which is 2,300 feet long, 1,480 feet wide, and everywhere at least 230 ft. high.

11. Luray Caverns

Location: Virginia, United States of America

Characteristics: The cave is adorned with speleothems such as columns, mud flows, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and mirrored pools.

12. Mogao Caves

Location: Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China

Characteristics: It is famous for statues and wall paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art.

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13. Mammoth Cave

Location: Kentucky, United States of America

Characteristics: It was formed by thick Mississippian-aged limestone strata capped by a layer of sandstone and is the world’s longest cave system which is more than 390 miles of passageway.

14. Peak Cavern or Devil's Hole

Location: Derbyshire, England

Characteristics: It is 2250 feet long and 600 feet below the surface.

15. Postojna Grotto

Location: Postojna, Slovenia

Characteristics: It was formed by grooved and irregularly eroded limestone, which was carved out by underground streams and is home of world's largest troglodytes amphibian i.e. Olm.

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16. Singing Cave

Location: Iceland

Characteristics: It is famous for echoes phenomena.

17. Waitomo Cave

Location: North Island, New Zealand

Characteristics: It was formed in Oligocene limestone and is a home glow-worms that make cave glowing like thousands of stars in the night sky.

18. Wind Cave

Location: South Dakota, USA

Characteristics: It is one of the longest and complex caves in the world which is composed of thin calcite fins resembling honeycombs.

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19. Wyandotte Cave

Location: Crawford County, Indiana

Characteristics: It is one of the world's largest underground “mountains. It was formed during form Pliocene Era.

In the above list of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World will concretise the general knowledge of readers.

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