Ayvaini Cave in Turkey
Date : 16.03.2019 16:39:49
The Ayvaini Cave is located in Nilufer. Ayvaini Cave is very beautiful destination in Turkey in terms of nature tourism.
Ayvaini Cave is a show cave situated southeast of Lake Uluabat at the district border between Mustafakemalpaşa and Nilufer in Turkey. The cave has two entrances, one in the village Ayvakoy and the other between the villages Doganalan and Kazanpinar.
It is possible to enter the cave at one entrance and leave it from the other. Generally, the cave is entered through its upper entrance in Doğanalanı, where it starts with a 17 m descent. The otherwise horizontally developed cave has a length of 5.5 km, which makes it the longest in southern Marmara Region and the sixth longest in Turkey. The Mesozoic era-constituted cave features dripstone formations such as stalagmites, stalactites, pillars, wall and drapery dripstones, leakage stones, and around 60 pools and ponds of size 3–4 m. At the exit, the cave features a 400 m long lake. The water level of the ponds and the lake varies depending on seasonal effects.
The cave was discovered by a team of three Spanish people in 1970. Ayvaini Cave is open to public since 2008.
If your path falls to Bursa, don't forget to add Ayvaini Cave to your list of places to see.
Category : Caves in Turkey