Why are you surprised? I know that the world’s best attractions are above the ground, but there are few underground attractions like the historic sites. Trust me, these are the most amazing underground attractions in the world.
Aktun Chen Eco Park Caves, Yucatan, Mexico
Aktun chen, in Mayan language means cave with cenote inside. Walk by subterranean rivers and peer through deep, crystal-clear water to the white floors of natural wells. During the ice ages, portions of the underground rivers dried up and water dripping through the limestone left mineral deposits in beautiful formations. Today at least 1000 cenotes have been located among the approximately four thousand that are believed to exist in the Yucatan.
The Underground City, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Is the set of interconnected complexes (both above and below ground) in and around Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It’s a place which has over 20 miles of tunnels spread over more than 4.6 square miles, connected areas where you can find shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, banks, offices, universities, seven metro stations, two commuter train stations, a regional bus terminal and the Bell Centre amphitheatre and arena. In winter, some 500,000 people use the underground city every day.
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland
Is placed in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland. This mine extends on miles of underground passages as well as huge caverns which are situated at more than 400 feet deep. About 1.2 million people visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine annually. Inside the mine you can find dozens of statues and an entire chapel that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners.
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA
It is the longest cave system known in the world. The park’s spread over an area of 52,835 acres. You can visit some notable features of the cave, such as Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, and Fat Man’s Misery. It will take between one and six hours. It is also a home for the endangered Kentucky cave shrimp, a sightless albino shrimp.
Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat and also for communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters.
Now, you know the best underground destinations in the world and you will be able to choose your vacation considering these amazing places.