I have visited quite a few caves as my partner is a geological engineer. However, the caves at Skocjan are incredibly unique. The immensity of the cavern inspires awe. Our guide explained how the original explorers could only use lanterns to dig out the steps and the pathways in the side of the caves. She also would turn off the lights so that we could get a sense of what it looked like pitch black. The formations and the flowing river added to the mystique of the place. Thoughts of Dante descending or the Underworld mentioned in mythology often came to mind during our visit. (I'm sure the thunder in the background as we descended helped create the fantasy.) Be ready to climb stairs! When we left the cave, we were greeted by trees and waterfalls. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience, and our guide was an excellent teacher.
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