My first cave, and the first is remembered very strongly, especially since it is so big and spectacular. And I always wanted to come back here again and now I have returned. Of course, after dozens of larger caves, the impression is completely different, but I consider it included in my personal top 10 caves. Coordinates at the end of the article.
Almost on the approach to the cave Almost on the approach to the cave At the entrance to the cave there are such sculptures dedicated to the spirit of the cave At the entrance to the cave there are such statues dedicated to the spirit of the cave
The length is about 12 kilometers, but the excursion route is naturally much shorter, we were inside for 40 minutes, I think no more than a kilometer.
There are already 14 entrances to the cave. We saw only the one through which we entered and exited.
The temperature inside the cave is +12 degrees, always, at any time of the year.
The cave is located at an altitude of 420 to 720 meters above sea level.
There are a huge number of halls in the cave, some are through, some end in a dead end. The largest hall is 120 meters long and about 20 meters high.
At the very entrance to the cave, there is an area where a sharp smell of ozone is heard, which indicates a special microclimate and a more or less closed system. But the cave is through. There are many hanging vines in front of the entrance, very beautiful and reminiscent of a frame from adventure films.
Entrance to the cave Entrance to the cave The first thing we see when entering the cave The first thing we see when entering the cave
This cave has quite a long route for visitors and even longer for those who go on an «extreme» hike. There are several «floors», but tourists are not taken there, not equipped. There is a backlight that turns on when people are inside.
Paths and platforms throughout the route Paths and platforms throughout the route
With local residents, too, everything is in order, there are bats. I didn’t manage to take a picture of them, they were very high up. There is also a cave cat, wandering through the cave system, they told us about him, but unfortunately they did not show him .
surface structure of the cave walls surface structure of the cave walls
Stalactites and stalagmites, especially illuminated from the right angle, create a real cave fairy tale, for which they go into caves. On one site there is a small lake, with lighting it looks very cool.
One of the largest and most beautiful «halls» of the cave, there is a lake One of the largest and most beautiful «halls» of the cave, there is a lake A very interesting passage in the cave A very interesting passage in the cave
At the exit from the cave, the picture is like from a film about the stone age with the appropriate attributes.
After leaving the cave, we could calmly walk along the path to the central place in front of the entrance to the cave. But no, we are not one of those , we were carried back through the dark cave back the same way. And through the dark, because after the exit of visitors, the light in it is turned off . Because felt all these emotions doubly. I managed to shoot a few more good shots using my own light.
Do you recommend coming here? Definitely! Beautiful, spectacular, rather long, with its own unique atmosphere and features. As for the “extreme hike”, I think it would be very interesting to go, but I still would like to do it in another cave, I will definitely write a separate article about it.
Thanks for reading!
Sochi. With. Vorontsovka
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