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Russia's Kungur Ice Cave

7. January 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

Located 90 kilometers (approximately 55 miles) from the Russian city of Perm, Kungur Ice Cave is one of the biggest caves in the world. According to the cave’s official website, Kungur’s breathtaking ice formations and impressive labyrinths draw over 100,000 visitors each year.


Experts believe the cave is between 10-12,000 years old. Some 100 grottos and 60 lakes make up Kungur Ice Cave, though hazardous conditions have prevented scientists from exploring all of the cave’s depths (the tourist area is perfectly safe, however). Kungur’s numerous grottos are of various sizes and heights and each grotto goes by a different name. Well-known grottos include Brilliant, Polar, Ruins of Pompeii, Meteor, Sea Bottom, etc. Some grottos feature large, underground lakes while others exist in complete darkness. 


Kungur Ice cave is easily accessible to tourists and a must-see for those with an interest in Mother Nature. For more information, visit kungurcave.com.