Rewind: underground expeditions-part 4

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Written by Valentina Romano

Once again The Golden Scope is dedicating one entire article to the world best underground places to go visit!

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We previously wrote about caves in South America, Volcanoes in North of Europe and underground rivers in Asia, so now it’s time to take a look at other four incredible spots located the UK, Tunisia, Belize and Romania.

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The Wookey Hole Caves are a series of caverns from the village of Wookey Hole, in Somerset, England. The Wookey Hole Caves are limestone caves presenting an underground river – the River Axe – as well as numerous interesting animals species and stones. The cave has been open to the public since 1927, and it has been since then, common destination for adventure-lovers.
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Hôtel Sidi Driss is definitely a must-see when in Tunisia. Located in Matmata, this hotel is known all over the world for being the main shooting location for Starwars: A new Hope. After the movie was released, Sidi Driss has been “re-named” the Starwars hotel. This place is incredibly stunning, following a traditional Berber architecture.
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Boli Cave is a very fascinating place to visit. Located in Romania, this cavern has an underground river running through it, as well as numerous natural stone bridges. It presents several animal species such as anastomos, vermiculite and scallops.
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Barton Creek Cave is natural cavern in Belize. This wonderful underground spot is not too far from San Ignacio in the Cayo District and it presents an incredible archaeological site. Indeed, while exploring Barton Creek, it will be possible to see traces of Mayan civilization in the first kilometre of the passage. There are several pottery sets all over the place, which can be dated back to the 200/600 AD.
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After the numerous tips we gave you on where to go for a real underground adventure, you should go visit a couple of those places and let us know what you think about them!

We will be waiting for your opinions.

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