Sunday, October 23, 2016

Surreal caves of the Earth

Surreal caves of the Earth


You will probably find this weird, but most people have never seen a real cave in their whole lives; still, those who do remain permanently fascinated by this amazing display of natural force. Caves are definitely a wonder of nature themselves, but every once in a while you hear about one that’s so amazing you wouldn’t even believe it’s real. So is the case with the following caves, which I hope you’ll find at least interesting.

Cave of Crystals, Mexico

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What more could be said about this cave?? Superheroes would bow down in front of these true giants of crystals, some measuring up to 11 meters. Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) is definitely a must see, if you’re interested in caves, or just in seeing something that’s absolutely unbelievable, if you don’t see it for yourself. It’s without a doubt another proof of what wonderful things can appear when water meets limestone.

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It was discovered by two brothers, who named its antechamber the Queen’s Eye. The cave itself measures 290 meters underground, but these huge crystals of gypsum are way more fragile than you would probably believe. Hopefully people will understand its value and treat with care, as they should, when you’re dealing with such amazing beauties.

Mammoth cave, Kentucky, USA

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What the Mammoth cave lacks in “originality”, it makes up in size; it’s the largest cave system in the world, measuring just under 600 km, and it has some amazing features which make it an attraction for a significant number of tourists each year. Its limestone maze is not where you want to be going yourself, as you probably won’t have enough bread crums to get you out of there.

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It’s also a national park, easy to access and with numerous attractions for everybody, from biking and hiking to speology and geology studies. The hypnotic display of stalactites and stalagmites fascinates and dazzles anybody who has the inspiration of visiting this caves in which people have lived since prehistoric times, but started really appreciating it just a few decades ago.

Majlis al Jinn Cave, Oman

5 majlis al jinn cave 959926 xl Surreal caves of the EarthLocated in a remote area of the Selma Plateau in Oman, Majlis al Jinn Cave humbles even the proudest of men. The entrance is made by one of two small pits which are visible from the outside and don’t give out the true dimensions of what awaits the explorer. Because once you go down a bit, you’ll find yourself in a chamber that’s 150 meters tall, and with a floor that’s 300 meters long and 200 meters wide.
6 walking on the cave floor Surreal caves of the EarthEven the biggest egyptian pyramid would easily fit in this chamber. It’s a view that makes people look no bigger than ants, and despite the fact that it’s remote and hard to reach, if you ever get the chance to visit it, you will definitly have an experience that will remain with you, impossible to erase.

Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves, Austria

7 ice cave Surreal caves of the EarthThe world’s largest ice caves in the world represent an attraction for everybody who knows how to appreciate the true beauties our planet has to give. Located near Salzburg and stretching almost 40 km, it’s open from May to October for visiting.
8 eisriesenwelt werfen austria 01 Surreal caves of the EarthThe tour may be a bit tiring and chilli (it is an ice cave), but you will find it worth it. It includes visiting of the Great Ice Embankment, a huge formation of ice high of over 25 meters, and Hymir’s Castle, inspired from Mythology, and even a “cathedral”, Alexander von Mörk Cathedral, which is the resting place of von Mörk’s ashes.

Waitomo Glowworm Cave, New Zeeland

9 glowworm1 Surreal caves of the EarthNot a fascinating cave itself, it’s famous (as the name says)for its population of glowworms. Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand, and thousands of these unmistakable creatures span their light for visitors both from the country and from outside it.
10 glowworm2 Surreal caves of the EarthOver your 45 minute guided tour, you have the chance of seeing these creatures spin a nest out of silk from the ceiling and then hang down; larva cover the ceiling sparkling light that resembles that of the stars. The l

imestone shafts are also amazing.

Zhong Dong cave, China

Another cave that has no amazing geological particularities or such, Zhong Dong cave is amazing by its use; whether you believe it or not, it’s actually a primary school. The teaching process takes place in a huge chamber that resembles a hangar, carved by air and water in millions of years.
 Surreal caves of the EarthIt started to be used in 1984 and since it has grown considerably, now having 8 teachers and 186 students. Aside from the cave, it’s pretty much just as any other school, with a playing ground and classrooms.

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26 Comments to “Surreal caves of the Earth”

  • Having seen the glowworm caves in person…they are pretty amazing. Of course, when something wet drops from above, you’re unsure if it’s glowworm poo or water =/

  • Lechuguilla? Cave of Swallows? Carlsbad Caverns?

  • The first two pictures are so incredibly fake I laughed. Photoshop can?

  • You forgot the BatCave


  • cool



  • you should draw even more attention so shit loads of people visit these places and stomp all over them…. why… why? Jesus, some things are better off kept from the masses.. jus sayin. Hope you get an A tho……

  • The world’s largest ice cave in the world…

    This just in from the department of redundency department.

  • ive been to mammoth cave, some guy got killed under a boulder in this 1 spot hundreds of years ago and his body was still under the boulder when they found him with preserved food in his stomach and everything

  • “The first two pictures are so incredibly fake I laughed. Photoshop can?” I know they do look photoshopped, but I seen them on National Geographics website about a year ago, and their a pretty reliable source.

  • the first two pictures are not fake, if you have seen the caves episode of planet earth those same scenes are shown in the episode, I’m pretty sure those pictures actually are from Lechuguilla

  • Annonymous #3. You are a dumbass.

  • Naica Crystal Cave idiots… ITS NOT FAKE!!!

  • thanks you very mach

  • Thanks for the review! I want to say – thank you for this!

  • The photos of the Cave of Crystals in Mexico City are absolutely extraordinary, which was fortunate to have in a place like a! My work in voyance, I would be very useful.

  • Wow, me too i would like to learn in a such great place ! Is it nice for the acoustic ? Isn’t it dangerous ? It seems to be cool !

  • Very nice pictures, thanks.

  • nice, thank you very much

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  • Excellent review, thanks.

  • Post very interesting, thanks.

  • Pphotos very originals, thanks.

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