25 Underground Wonders In The World That Are Truly Remarkable

Posted by , Updated on March 3, 2018

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With so many beautiful things to discover above, have you ever wondered what underground wonders lie beneath? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Believe it or not, there are quite a few amazing finds. Humanity has been digging, burrowing, and constructing impressive architectural feats for thousands of years. Some of them are so amazing we still don’t understand how ancient people could do it. From old tombs to entire underground cities, your mouth is going to drop when you see some of these things. Ready to travel to the center of the earth? Here are 25 Underground Wonders In The World That Are Truly Remarkable.


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Longyou Grotto

Longyou_Xiaonanhai_Shishi_2016Source: http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena-ancient-places-asia/ten-enduring-mysteries-longyou-caves-001248

Discovered on accident by a local Chinese villager in 1992, the Longyou Grottoes are a series of underground man-made caves. There are a total of 36 caves.  They were originally flooded but some are drained and open for tourists. They’re dated back at least 2,000 years. How they were constructed still remains a mystery.

24

Puerto Princesa Underground River

underground riverSource: https://www.roughguides.com/article/puerto-princesa-underground-river-palawan-philippines/

The world’s longest underground navigable river, the Puerto Princesa Underground River is located in the Philippines under the island of Palawan. Over a million years ago, the river channeled its way through the caverns and caves.

23

Ozarks Caverns

springs cavernsSource: https://mostateparks.com/location/56576/ozark-caverns

The Ozarks State Park in Missouri is home to many amazing caves and caverns, thanks to a natural drainage system. The Angel Showers is a unique part of the experience, where water seems to come out of the ceiling as if from nowhere.

22

Greenbrier Bunker

greenbrierSource: https://www.npr.org/2011/03/26/134379296/the-secret-bunker-congress-never-used

In the wake of the Cold War, President Eisenhower worried about running the country during a potential nuclear war. So, they build the Greenbrier Bunker for Congress in the event of an attack. Of course, it was never used and is now a beautiful relic of the past and a popular tourist attraction.

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Forestiere Underground Gardens

forestiereSource: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/forestiere-underground-gardens-0

Wanting to escape his father, Baldassare Forestiere immigrated to the United States in 1901 from Sicily. He purchased 80 acres of land and started digging, creating catacombs after the ancient ones he admired back home. However, instead of them being dark and dreary, there’s plenty of light to grow trees and plants. It became the Forestiere Underground Gardens.



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