11 Most Beautiful Caves in the World

The world is filled with astonishing natural wonders, from stunning mountains to breathtaking water falls and even spectacular caves.

Bellow is a list of ten of the most beautiful caves in the world.

1. Avshalom Cave Nature Reserve

Beit Shemesh, Israel

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Avshalom Cave, also known as Soreq Cave or Stalactites Cave, is a 5,000 m² cave known for its dense concentration of stalactites and other cave formations. It is located on the western side of Mt. Ye’ela, in the Judean hills in Israel.

2. Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Village, New Zealand

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The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is known for its population of Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species found exclusively in New Zealand. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave.

3. Mammoth Cave

Kentucky, USA

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Mammoth Cave National Park is an American national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941, a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.

4. Blue Grotto

Capri, Italy

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The Blue Grotto is a sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri, southern Italy. Sunlight passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.

5. Crystal and Fantasy Caves

Hamilton Parrish, Bermuda

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Crystal Cave is a cave in the British overseas territory of Bermuda. The was discovered in 1905 by Carl Gibbons and Edgar Hollis, two 12-year-old boys searching for a lost cricket ball. Since 1907 it has remained a tourist attraction

6. Cave of the Crystals

Naica, Mexico

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Cave of the Crystals is a cave in Naica Chihuahua, Mexico with some of the largest natural crystals ever found in the world. The cave is connected to the Naica Mine at a depth of 300 metres.

7. Reed Flute Cave

Guilin, Guangxi, China

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The Reed Flute Cave, also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts” is a limestone cave, landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is over 180 million years old. It is a known for its multicolored lighting and at 180 million years old, it has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. 

8. Škocjan Cave

Divača, Slovenia

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Škocjan Caves is a cave system in Slovenia that has been on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites since 1986. International scientific circles have thus acknowledged the importance of the caves as one of the natural treasures of planet Earth

9. Fingal’s Cave

Staffa, Scotland

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Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, owned by The National Trust for Scotland as part of a National Nature Reserve. The cave which id filled by the sea, is known for its natural acoustics large arched entrance.

10. Hang Sơn Đoòng Cave

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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Sơn Đoòng cave is one of the world’s largest natural caves. The cave, which is believed to be between 2 and 5 million years old is also known for its fast-flowing subterranean river and the largest cross-section of any cave.

11. Marble Cave

Chile Chico, Chile

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The Marble cave is one of the most visited sites in the small town of Chico, Chile. The caves are completely made up of 100 percent marble, which is purely natural.

Written by Emeka Nweze

Content writer and contributor.

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