The Most Beautiful Caves in the World
Posted By: SpoonDrawer
Post Date: March 21, 2017
There are just some places on Earth where photos can’t do the natural beauty justice. Stunningly beautiful, untouched geological formations on the planet; is how we would describe these caves. These caves may not be easily accessible, but that makes them all the more alluring to visit these beautiful caves. Something not everyone will want to adventure to see, but for those who do, these caves will remind you how amazing our planet truly is. So continue reading as we fill you in on a few of the most beautiful caves in the world and how to see them.
Marble Caves, Chilean Patagonia
Marble Cathedral, known to be a bucket list destination best seen at sunrise or sunset, where you can watch the rich light creep into the caves. For centuries now water from General Carerra Lake has carved into the rock creating the most gentle curves and giving more surfaces for sunlight to bounce around. Located about 120 miles from Balmaceda, you will reach a lake, at the lake take an hour boat ride into the caves. You’ll be surrounded by crystal-clear water, in the springtime, the water will appear more turquoise where as the summertime it will be a much deeper blue. Regardless of the season, it is the water reflects on the marble cave walls. If you are looking to take the best photos to take home with you, we suggest you go before sunrise, capture the light as it creeps into the caves right at sunrise. You won’t regret getting up early for this amazing experience.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Listed as the world’s largest cave and was first discovered by Ho Khanh in 1991 and again by British cavers in 2009. Son Doong cave is hidden in the rugged Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh. This cave is part of a network of 150 or more caves. Imagine trekking into the world’s largest cave where huge stalagmites are rising from the ground, beautiful stalactites hanging from the ceiling, jungles emerging from inside the cave, it is all so surreal you won't believe it even seeing it with your own eyes. Join a four-day-three-night expedition of the world’s largest cave. It will be one expedition that will surpass any expedition expectation in your lifetime.
Fingal's Cave, Scotland
One of Scotland’s best-kept secret, the breathtaking Fingal’s Cave. Travel to Scotland and take a boat ride from either Iona or Fionnphort to Staffa, a small deserted island. This cave is primarily made of basalt columns, caused by volcanic action. It has an arch-shaped roof and gaping mouth, formed by erosion caused by water. Listen to the sounds of waves echo throughout it. Although there is water inside, boats cannot enter. However, a row of fractured columns has formed a walkway just above high-water allowing travelers to explore by foot.
Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China
Guilin known to be a city of wonders and described as a heaven-like landscape, it is without a doubt a must visit city. Travel to Guilin to see one of the most renowned caves in the world, Reed Flute Cave. It is the most significant and sightworthy cave of Guilin, stalagmites and rock formations making unusual and spectacular shapes that are appealing to your imagination. Feast your eyes on the multicolored light speleothems while listing to the guide’s stories and history. You will never forget this colorful cave or tour, as the typical Chinese manner of enhancing the rocks’ shapes with bright colors, music and stories will give you a unique visit.
Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand
One the most photographed as well as one of Thailand’s most beautiful caves, Phraya Nakhon located in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Take a short drive south of Hua Hin. from there either climb through some beautiful forest or take a short boat trip. This cave consists of two chambers, with its ceiling of both chambers open, allowing the sun to illuminate the caves. With the roof being open, allowing rain and sunlight, making it possible for bushes and trees to grow. Best time to tour this cave is during the early mornings, where you will have the most sunlight and even an opportunity to view the signatures of both King Rama V and King Rama VI on the cave walls.
These are just a few of the most beautiful caves in the world. The others including Benagil Sea Cave in Algarve, Portugal, Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Cave in Iceland, Antelope Canyon in Arizona, Uplistsikhe Cave Complex in Georgia, and Ajanta Caves in India. We leave these amazing caves out, Cueva Ventana in Puerto Rico, Valdez Glacier Caves in Alaska, Devetashka Cave in Bulgaria, Škocjan Caves in Slovenia, or Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia. At least one should be on your bucket list. Want more information or need help planning your trip to one of these remarkable caves? Contact us; we’ll help you plan everything from start to finish and answer any additional questions you may have.
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