There are so many beauties in the world that we have not explored because we don’t even know they exist. Most of these beautiful sights are underground; in caves, beneath the seas, and in underground locations.
Here are some amazing caves found in different parts of the world that are so beautiful and surreal you would think they existed in another realm. Perhaps after this view you would have your next exploration location.
Meaning ‘People of the mountains’, Onondaga cave is located in Onondaga Cave State Park in Missouri, U.S.
The cave is located near the Meramec River which flows to its entrance and further beautifies the rocky floor of the cave.
There are walkways around the cave from where you can admire its unnatural beauty.
Reed Flute Cave
Located in China and named after the abundance of reed growing around it, this cave is decorated with pillars, stones, and beautiful rock formations, surrounded by beautiful lighting that is constantly varying in color, giving you a new feeling with every look.
Eisriesenwelt Cave, Austria
The largest ice cave in the world, Eisriesenwelt is filled with stretches of icy labyrinth that span over 40 kilometers.
Aside its centuries-old beauty, the cave has a unique temperature that is either warmer or colder than the temperature outside. Just as if you walked into another world.
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo means “water” and “hole in the ground”, which is an apt description of the cave that is made of beautiful glow worms and limestone formations.
The cave holds beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, as well as spiral-shaped helecitites that add to the outwardly beauty.
Niah Cave, Malaysia
Niah Cave contains tangible evidence of prehistoric human existence in Asia dating back to 38,000 BC, and tools dating back to 40,000 BC.
The ceiling paintings in this cave tell a fascinating story of human civilization in East Asia.
Enchanted Well, Brazil
The Enchanted well lies 80 meters inside a cave and features clear water above the rocky floors that make up one unique feature of this well.
The well is located in the Chapada Diamantina National Park that boasts of different species of endangered animals and other unique gifts of nature.
Frasassi Caves, Italy
Frasassi Caves is one of the most popular caves in Italy owing to its pristine look, abundance of white stalactites and stalagmites, and other natural spectacles. The cave offers a winter look that is natural and surreal.
Jeita Grotto Cave
Jeita Grotto is made of two interconnected limestone caves located in the valley of Nahr al-Kalb. Grotto offers both waterways and a footpath for tourists to explore the serenading environment within and around the cave.
Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes, Germany
Named as the most colorful cave grottoes in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records, this fairy kingdom features stalactites and stalagmites in colorful array, and a pool of water under, reflecting the beauties of the cave.
Crystal Cave, Iceland
This ice cave is constantly melting and freezing depending on the season, and could look totally differently than it did before.
The cave is best visited at wintertime when it is less prone to melting or breaking apart.
Jenolan Cave, Australia
With over 25 miles of passages and over 300 entrances, Jenolan Cave is the largest and most popular cave in Australia, and one of the most ancient discoveries.
Petra Caves, Jordan
The Petra Caves are endowed with a beautiful red color that glows in response to streams of sunlight.
The town of Petra that houses the Petra Caves was named one of the 7 New Wonders of the World in 2007.
Chinhoyi Caves, Zimbabwe
The Pool of the Fallen is another name for these caves that have clear, deep pools, tunnels and caverns that tourists can explore without fear of being thrown into the 15o feet deep water body.
Lechuguilla Cave, United States
Located in New Mexico, this cave is the 5th longest cave in the world and boasts of over 136 miles of passages, and beautiful rock formations.
Cenote Ik Kil, México
Cenote Ik-Kil is the perfect description of a mystical world with natural waterfalls, vegetations, vines, flowers, and water, as deep as 130 feet.
Batu Cave, Malaysia
Batu Caves hold evidence of indigenous existence, temples and monuments that date back to over 400 million years.
Mutnovsky Cave, Russia
This cave sits in the middle of a glacial ice and the Mutnovsky volcano below.
The walls are decorated with sunlight that streams from above the ice, and the cave’s stream is fed by volcanic hot springs.
Blue Lake Grotto, Brazil
The Blue Lake Grotto is one of the largest flooded cavities in the world with beautiful blue water that is over 200 feet deep, with origins yet to be discovered.
Jiuxiang Caves, China
Jiuxiang is the largest cave system in China, with over 100 karst caves of spectacles such as canyons,gorgess and valleys.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The largest cave in the world is 3 million years old and is located in the natural vegetation of central Vietnam.
Caves Of Choranche, France
The cave is located at the bottom of the Presles cliffs and has beautiful soda straws hanging from the roof like crystals.
Sandy Glacier Caves
The Sandy Glacier Caves in Mount Hood in Oregon, United States is one icy beauty to behold, before it all melts away.
Located in the southeastern part of New Mexico in the United States, the cavern offers a beautiful array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Crystal Cave, México
Crystal Cave is buried 300 meters beneath the Earth and contains the world’s largest crystals.
Marble Caves, Chile
These caves border Lake General Carrera , with walls made of calcium carbonate that reflect the deep blue waters below.