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Ukraine's Marble Cave

16. February 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

Located at a plateau of the Chatyr-Dag Mountain Range, Marble Cave, also known as Marmurova Pechera, has been open to tourists since 1987 and is now the second most visited cave in Europe. It is also one of Ukraine's seven natural wonders (ranked #4).

 

Marble Cave is composed of many corridors, with the deepest running to approximately sixty meters (197 feet). However, only a small portion of the cave is open to visitors. Even speleologists can't see all of Marble Cave as the cavern hasn’t been fully explored. No one is quite sure what lies beyond the cave’s mapped regions.  


The cave’s fantastically shaped stalactites and stalagmites are why many experts believe Marble Cave is one of the five most scenic caves in the world. Visitors say the cave’s formations resemble mammoths, dragon heads, fairies, and other fanciful objects.

 

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