10 of Wonderful Underground Sites WorldwideSeptember 7, 2011 No Comments
Our world is full of wonders scattered around the worldWelcome to Traffic Travel. Read more ... ». Numerous underground places in all around the world have already been places of interest by visitors. From stalactite caves, ice caves, lava tubes, man-made underground stations.. let’s take a look at ten of wonderful underground sites you should consider to visit.
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Mer de Glace is the largest glacier in France located on the northern slopes of Mont Blanc massif. It is 200 meters deep and 7 kilometers long ice caves with blue interior and bright sparks carving into the glacier. What makes it beautiful is that the effects of light through the glacier and ice grotto hewn from the very bowels of the glacier. The temperature inside is around -2°C to -5°C. Since the glacier is constantly moving, the entrance gate is carved each year and as you go down the cave take a look at the entrance gate from previous years to get the idea how much the glacier is moving. Mer de Glace is open throughout summer and winter.
Located near Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern is an extraordinary subterranean reservoir is one of the most-visited places in Istanbul. Also known as Yerebatan Sarayi, which means ‘sunken palace’, Basilica Cistern was built by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD in order to store 80,000 cubic meters of water brought via aqueduct from the Black Sea. The roof of Basilica Cistern is supported by 336 marble columns, and they are lit up to create stunning atmosphere of lights and shadows. Enjoy great experience inside when eerie music being played overhead while walking in the area, seeing hundreds of fish swimming in the water, and finally to see giant carved Medusa heads.
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Waitomo gets its name from ‘wai’ which means water and tomo’I which means hole. The whole area is riddled with limestone caves and strange formations. The cave complex is a large underground systems with railings and walkways. Visitors can enjoy the underground journey by boat trip through the underworld and see the blue fairy lights covering the ceilings. Another thing that is interesting is the glow worms hang from the roof of grotto. Glow worms emit a light to attract flying insects to become their food.
Rio Secreto, or Secret River, is a place where you will experience a magical journey of Mayan underworld. Beautiful stalactites and stalacmites altogether with crystal clear water are what makes this natural museumPlace of The Day: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum), Istanbul, Turkey. Read more ... » one of the most unique places to visit. When you take the tour to Rio Secreto, you will be protected with gears such as helmet with lights, dive suits, water shoes and life vest. Starts with walking through the jungle and then to the cave, be ready for the awesome scenes inside the caves..
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Known as one of the oldest salt mines in EuropeMust Try Greek Foods and Drinks!. Read more ... », Wieliczka Salt Mine is a place where you see beautiful carvings and sculptures out of its salt walls during the past few hundred years. It is 2.5 km route (out of 300 kilometers, closed for safety reason), and 64 to 135 meters deep below the ground. Once you are inside, enjoy the experience of seeing mix of natural marvels (such as underground lake and crystal caverns) with manmade ones (such as statuesLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... », carving of chandeliers, and at the end is St. Kinga’s Chapel, the most opulent subterranean church in the world). The whole chapel is carved out of salt. On the walls, there are reliefs showing Passion of Jesus and other biblical scenes.
SAFLIENI HYPOGEUM, MALTA
Saflieni Hypogeum is an example of remarkable complex of a subterranean Bronze Age Structure.Saflieni Hypogeum is a honeycomb of passages and elliptical chambers, built as an ossuary as evidenced from the discovery of 7,000 individual remains. The area is divided into lower, middle, and upper level which date from 3130 BC, 3300 BC, and 3600 BC respectively.Exceptional wealth of prehistoric artifacts have been discovered here, including jewelries, pottery, and carved figurines.
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AncientBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... » underground necropolis of Pulg de Molins is situated at the foot of a Puig des Molins mountain. With more than 3,00 tombs, it was established by the Phoenicians in 600 BC and used until 700 years afterwards. Puig de Molins was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCOPlitvice Lakes - Best National Park in Croatia. Read more ... » In 1999, with 340 tombs are publicly shown.
AL HOOTA CAVE, OMAN
Al Hoota is one ot the largest caves in the world located at the foot of Jabal Shams, in the vicinity of the Tanuf Valley at the district of Al Hamra. Stalactites and stalacmites are incredibly amazing here, and thanks to the Omani Ministry of Tourism for the initiative to make the lower part of the cave as a tourist attraction. Enjoy the beautiful and inispiring scenes of a deep lake in the main chamber.
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Lava Tube is a geological phenomenon created as a result of volcanic eruption and lava flow melting the rock and resulting in a sizeable tunnel or tube. Thurston Lava Tube is one of the most well-known, complete with a walkway and steps for tourists who want to go inside. Thurston Lava Tube is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Many of the metro Stations in Munich are decorated beautifully. Take one example of it, Moosacher St Martins-Platz which walls are completely covered with photographs mosaics. The underground station opened in December 11th, 2010. The photographs are small sized so it is kind of difficult to see the picture one by one but hey just enjoy the whole big picture!
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