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50 of the World's Amazing Caves and Caverns ...

By Neecey

You don’t have to be a spelunker to enjoy caves and caverns. Cave systems around the world are fascinating tourist attractions. We can be awed by their size or their amazing geological formations and features. Come with me on a tour of some of the world’s amazing caves and caverns.

1 Emerald Cave, Black Canyon, Arizona

Emerald Cave, Black Canyon, ArizonaVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
Emerald Cave is one of the most popular caves on the Colorado River.

2 Khao Luang Caves, Phetchaburi, Thailand

Khao Luang Caves, Phetchaburi, ThailandVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
A complex of three caves housing numerous Buddha images and pagodas.

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3 Gyokusendo Cave, Okinawa, Japan

Gyokusendo Cave, Okinawa, JapanVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
A cave of gorgeous mystical pools. The second longest cave system in Japan.

4 Alabaster Caverns State Park, Oklahoma, USA

Alabaster Caverns State Park, Oklahoma, USAVia Alabaster Caverns State Park
Home to the largest gypsum cave in the world.

5 Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USA

Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USAVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
The ice caves are inside the Mendenhall Glacier, part of the Juneau Ice Field.

6 Crystal Cave, Svínafellsjökull, Iceland

Crystal Cave, Svínafellsjökull, IcelandVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
Another wonderful example of a glacial cave.

7 The Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

The Son Doong Cave, VietnamVia Into the depths of the ...
The biggest cave in the world - it is over 5.5 miles long and tall enough to fit a 40 storey skyscraper. It also has some amazing nature, such as tropical jungle.

8 Merlin's Cave, Tintagel, UK

Merlin's Cave, Tintagel, UKVia Merlin's Cave
The cave sits underneath the ruins of Tintagel Castle. Alfred Lord Tennyson made Merlin's Cave famous in his poem "Idylls of the King," describing waves bringing the infant King Arthur to the shore and Merlin carrying him to safety.

9 Fingal's Cave, Staffa, UK

Fingal's Cave, Staffa, UKVia Fingal's Cave by Sergey Simanovsky
Another British cave that has inspired artists. Known as the melodious cave because of the "music" created by the acoustics, it inspired Mendelssohn to compose The Hebrides overture. It has also been visited and used by Jules Verne, Wordsworth, Tennyson and JMW Turner.

10 Cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cenote, Quintana Roo, MexicoVia Cenote Choo-Ha, Quintana Roo, Mexico ...
The word “Cenote” is pronounced "say-no-tay" and is derived from the Mayan word “Dzonot,” which means sacred well.

11 Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA

Luray Caverns, Virginia, USAVia Luray Caverns
Home to the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the world’s largest musical instrument. This most unique, one-of-a-kind instrument uses stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns to produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets.

12 Crystal Cave, Bermuda

Crystal Cave, BermudaVia Crystal Caves
The cave was discovered in 1905 by Carl Gibbons and Edgar Hollis, two 12 year-old boys searching for a lost cricket ball.

13 Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA

Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USAVia Mammoth Cave National Park
Aptly named as it is the longest cave system in the world.

14 Marble Caves, Chile

Marble Caves, ChileVia Marble Caves, Patagonia, Chile | ...
These stunning caves sit in the middle of General Carrera Lake/Lake Buenos Aires in Chile/Argentina.

15 Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, ChinaVia China's amazing rainbow cave: Multi-coloured ...
The cave is 180 million years old. It has been a tourist attraction since ancient times, as testified by ink writings that date back to the 8th century.

16 Ellison's Cave, Georgia, USA

Ellison's Cave, Georgia, USAVia Extreme Caves Pictures - National ...
Part of Pigeon Mountain, the cave is 1063 feet high.

17 Cave of the Crystals, Naica, Mexico

Cave of the Crystals, Naica, MexicoVia Cave of the Crystals
The selenite crystals are among the biggest ever found.

18 Devetashka Cave, Devetaki, Bulgaria

Devetashka Cave, Devetaki, BulgariaVia It's a beautiful world
The huge karst cave is home to 30,000 bats.

19 The Cave, Lagoa, Portugal

The Cave, Lagoa, PortugalVia ON SALE Aztec Southwestern Tribal ...
Some caves are such a part of the natural landscape they don't get named.

20 Krubera Cave, Abkhazia

Krubera Cave, AbkhaziaVia Krubera Cave Article, Cave Exploration ...
At 5,610 feet, Krubera is the deepest cave on Earth.

21 Sea Caves, Taiwan

Sea Caves, TaiwanVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
Sea caves always reflect such amazing colors.

22 The Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy

The Blue Grotto, Capri, ItalyVia Travelust.org
Sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern. The cave extends some 50 meters into the cliff at the surface, and is about 150 meters deep, with a sandy bottom

23 Melissani Cave, Kefalonia Greece

Melissani Cave, Kefalonia GreeceVia polopixel.com
In Greek Mythology, Melissani was the cave of the nymphs. The cave features a lake that is surrounded with trees and forests.

24 Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Bruny Island, Tasmania, AustraliaVia 3 Hours of Unspoilt Wilderness ...
Sea caves are a big feature of the Bruny Island coastline.

25 Poço Encantado, CHAPADA Diamantina, Brazil

Poço Encantado, CHAPADA Diamantina, BrazilVia Explore Traveler | Travel and ...
The flooded cave's name (enchanted pool) owes itself to the magical visual effect created by the direct incidence of the sun's rays on the crystal clear water

26 Mermaid's Cave, Antrim, Ireland

Mermaid's Cave, Antrim, IrelandVia United Kingdom
The cave sits below Dunluce Castle. This grotto suggests that Dunluce was a model for Cair Paravel in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

27 SAWA-i-Lau Caves, Fiji

SAWA-i-Lau Caves, FijiVia 10 Exciting Facts About Fiji
Sawa-i-Lau is unusual as it is the only non-volcanic island of Fiji. The caverns and grottoes have carvings, paintings and inscriptions.

28 Blue Caves, Zakynthos, Greece

Blue Caves, Zakynthos, GreeceVia Amazing Online Magazine
As if the island isn't beautiful enough anyway.

29 Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand

Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New ZealandVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

30 Cave of the Winds, Colorado, USA

Cave of the Winds, Colorado, USAVia Manitou Springs, Colorado: cliff dwellings, ...
The speleothems (rock formations) in the Cave of the Winds are very delicate.

31 Zlot Caves, Serbia

Zlot Caves, SerbiaVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
Absolutely gorgeous. The "rooms" of the two caves are romantically named and include the Gothic Cathedral Hall and The Temple of Venus.

32 Grotte Di Frasassi, Marche, Italy

Grotte Di Frasassi, Marche, ItalyVia Grotte di Frasassi (Marche, Italy): ...
The caves are well known for their incredible collection of stalactites and stalagmites.

33 Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia

Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, AustraliaVia Pool of Reflections
The waters are known as the Pools of Reflection.

34 Actun Tunichil MUKNAL SAN Ignacio, Belize

Actun Tunichil MUKNAL SAN Ignacio, BelizeVia The Crystal Maiden of the ...
ATM is a notable Mayan archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. There are several areas of skeletal remains with the best-known being "The Crystal Maiden," the skeleton of a teenage girl, possibly a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized appearance.

35 Miner's Castle Cave, Munising, USA

Miner's Castle Cave, Munising, USAVia All sizes | Miners Castle ...
Found on Michigan's National Lakeshore.

36 Blue Ice Cave, Antarctica

Blue Ice Cave, AntarcticaVia History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, ...
Only 99.9% of us will ever see sights like this in a photograph.

37 Batu Caves, SELANGOR, Malaysia

Batu Caves, SELANGOR, MalaysiaVia In Absolute Awe of the ...
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. It is the focal point of Malaysia's Hindu festival of Thaipusam.

38 WAIAHUAKUA , Hawaii, USA

WAIAHUAKUA , Hawaii, USAVia Fabulous Traveling
Waterfall in a cave - Mother Nature's double whammy.

39 Trollkirka, Molde, Norway

Trollkirka, Molde, NorwayVia travel.nationalgeographic.com
The name translates to Troll Church - but that's no ordinary church.

40 Ice Cave, Vatnajökull Ice Cap, Iceland

Ice Cave, Vatnajökull Ice Cap, IcelandVia Ice cave exploring, Vatnajökull Ice ...
Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Europe, around 3,100 Km³.

41 Church Bay Cave, Bermuda

Church Bay Cave, BermudaVia Church Bay Cave
Simply beautiful.

42 Škocjan Caves, Trieste, Slovenia

Škocjan Caves, Trieste, SloveniaVia Škocjan Caves, Slovenia
You'll have to channel your inner Indiana Jones to cross that bridge.

43 Piusa Sand Caves, Estonia

Piusa Sand Caves, EstoniaVia Piusa Sand Caves
The caves are man-made - created by mining for glass sand. No miners now but a colony of bats has moved in.

44 Tham Lum Khao Ngu, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Tham Lum Khao Ngu, Kanchanaburi, ThailandVia Amazing photographs of huge cave ...
Snake Mountain cave houses the world's tallest cave column - a monolith that stands a staggering 62 meters.

45 Lascaux Caves, MONTIGNAC, France

Lascaux Caves, MONTIGNAC, FranceVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
Lascaux is the home of amazing Paleolithic cave paintings.

46 Cango Caves, Western Cape, South Africa

Cango Caves, Western Cape, South AfricaVia BelAfrique - South Africa
One of the popular attractions of South Africa, the caves extend for 4 kilometers.

47 Deer Cave, Miri, Malyasia

Deer Cave, Miri, MalyasiaVia You travel all around the ...
This cave received its name from the deer that came to lick its salt-bearing rocks and used it as their shelter.

48 Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the Philippines

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the PhilippinesVia Palawan Philippines
One of the recently announced new Wonders of the World.

49 Majlis Al Jinn Cave, Oman

Majlis Al Jinn Cave, OmanVia My travel bucket list
The 9th largest cavern in the world.

50 Cave of the Ghost, CANAIMA National Park, Venezuela

Cave of the Ghost, CANAIMA National Park, VenezuelaVia Amazing ✈ World
Geologists are undecided if this is a cave or a collapsed gorge.

Have you ever visited any of these caves? What about others that have left an impression on you?

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