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List of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World

02-AUG-2017 14:41

    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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