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Which country is famous for these cave houses?
Through millennia, people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region have carved out houses, churches and monasteries from the soft rocks of volcanic deposits. Most of these houses have collapsed over time, but some are still inhabited.
Where are the Marble Caves located?
The Marble Caves of Chile are a series of sculpted caves in the General Carrera Lake in the heart of Patagonia. They represent a group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in monoliths of marble. The marble walls reflect the light off the turquoise waters of the lake, creating an enchanting lightshow. The colors of the walls depend on the water levels at different times of the year.
Where are the Pak Ou Caves located?
Pak Ou Caves are a group of two caves on the west side of the Mekong river, 25 km to the north of Luang Prabang in Laos. The caves are noted for their miniature Buddha sculptures. Hundreds of very small and mostly damaged wooden Buddhist figures are laid out over the wall shelves. They take many different positions, including meditation, teaching, peace, rain, and reclining (nirvana).
Where is the Roquefort cheese aged?
Roquefort is a sheep milk blue cheese from the south of France. The mold that gives Roquefort its distinctive character (Penicillium roqueforti) is found in the soil of the local caves, hence it is aged and ripened there.
Where is the longest cave in Europe located?
Optymistychna Cave (Ukrainian meaning "optimistic") is a gypsum cave located near the Ukrainian village of Korolivka. Approximately 230 km of passageways have been mapped within. As a result, it is the longest cave in Eurasia, the fifth-longest cave in the world and the longest gypsum cave in the world.
Where is the world's largest known cave passage located?
Hang Sơn Đoòng is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam near the Laos-Vietnam border. Its total length is approx. 9 km and its main passage is the largest known in the world, being more than 5 km long, 200 m high and 150 m wide. It was discovered in 1991 and the first tourist group explored the cave in 2013.
What is the name of this type of rock formation found in caves?
A stalactite is a type of formation that hangs from the ceiling of caves, hot springs. A stalagmite is a type of rock formation that rises from the floor of a cave due to the accumulation of material deposited on the floor from ceiling drippings.
Where are the two deepest caves in the world located?
The deepest caves in the world are the Verevkina Cave (depth 2204 m) and the Krubera-Voronja Cave (2190 m). Both are in Georgia (Abkhazia) in the Arabica Massif.
What is karst?
a kind of physical decomposition
a kind of chemical decomposition
a kind of biological decomposition
none of the above
Karst is a topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by underground drainage systems with sinkholes and caves. It has also been documented for more weathering-resistant rocks, such as quartzite, given the right conditions.
Gunung Mulu national park, a place with the most extensive cave system in the world, is located in which country?
Gunung Mulu national park is located in the eastern province of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located on Borneo, near the southern border of Brunei. Gunung Mulu National Park has the largest known natural chamber or room – Sarawak Chamber. It is 700 m (2,300 ft)) long, 396 m (1,299 ft) wide and at least 70 m (230 ft) high
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