Potentially one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the
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We were in of the first groups to go in, so it was not crowded. The day before it was announced that the caves are in the 28 finalist for the new 7 natural wonders of the world. We had to take a cable car up to the entrance. When we got inside we found out why the caves are a finalist, WOW!!!! They are gorgeous and so amazing. They are over 2000 meters long but only about 600 meters are open to the public. There is an upper section and a lower section. They are filled with stalactites and stalagmites of incredible sizes. The lower section is still filled with water. When we reached the end of the public section of the upper cave there was an overlook into an abyss. A group of nuns was singing a capella . Their beautiful melodies echoed in the chamber. Even though we didn’t understand the words it was an amazing experience. On the way back out we noticed they nuns touching the rock which was against the rules to protect the chambers. God will get them for it. After the upper caves, we rode a small train down to the lower caves. Since this section still has water in it we had to ride boats. The ride was very brief, but the caves are incredible. The water was cool but not cold. It had a beautiful pale blue color.