The Phong Nha Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, located in the Minh Hoa province in Vietnam’s north central region, approx 300 miles south of Hanoi. The national park was built to preserve more than 300 caves and hollows, apart from the ecosystem and the Annamite Range’s limestone forest. From the 300 Phong Nha caves, barely 20 of these have been examined by scientists. With a complete length of 78 miles, it grabbed several records consisting of the longest subterranean river and the massive caverns and hallways before the findings of Son Doong Cave.
Puerto Princesa Underground River, Philippines
It was declared a national park in 1971, the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park is settled in Palawan, Philippines. Also recognized as the St. Paul Subterranean River, it is a section of the Saint Paul Mountain Series. Apart from the hidden river where tourists can explore the caverns through the boat, it was also found in 2010 that the subterrene river has another floor, hinting at the presence of miniature waterfalls within the cave. It’s made of a huge 300-m grotto dome, staggering rock formations, and a river flowing underground.
Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves, Austria
The German word for “World of the Ice Giants” Eisriesenwelt, is formed from original limestone ice and is found in Werfen, Austria. Located within the Hochkogel Mountain, it is thought as the ‘largest ice cavern in the world.’ Ranging more than 26 miles, it attracts about 200K visitors each year because of the ice deposit in the cave, which was created by melting snow that flowed into the cavern and froze in winter. Throughout the brisk winter, the winds blew into the cave and froze the snow within; during summers, the cold wind inside prevents it from thawing.
The Reed Flute Cave, China
A tourist attraction and a landmark outside, Gullin a city in Guangxi, China, its name was taken from the plants growing within the cavern that is ideal for tube making. It offers majestic rock and mineral formations, stone columns, and carbon deposits. Decorated by multicolored lights, it’s been Gulin’s one of the most interesting tourists’ spots for the previous 1,200 years. Rediscovered in the 1940s by a bunch of refugees, this 180 years ancient cavern has over 70 inscriptions inscribed in ink that goes back to the Tang Dynasty.
Blue Grotto, Italy
A popular sea cave on the shore of the Capri island in Italy, where the sunshine that reaches down the underwater gaping and shines from the seawater creates a blue hue that lightens the cave. It’s unlike any other cave where natural light travelling through a medium that is water creates a auroral effect.
These are some of the most amazing and pretty caves located throughout the world and they all deserve to be visited. It’s like paying a tribute to the art of nature and any true traveller would never resist seeing any of those.