Denizli Pamukkale Cave Tourism
Kaklik Cave : Kaklık cave, on Denizli - Afyon - Ankara and Denizli Çivril highways, and 30 km away from Denizli provincial centre, 2 km away from main tour route which is over road route at international Çardak Airport at 45 km and in Kaklık town of Honaz district is uniquely beautiful in respect of its formation and development feature as well as its interesting travertines and pools similar to Pamukkale, and dripstones, stalactites and stalagmites. Due to both underground stream that flows through the cave and the spring that has come out beside the cave and has let some of its water into the cave close masses and petty small foliate ivy-like plants have grown on the walls of hydrologically active Kaklık cave, that receive direct sun light and permanently drip and leak. These plants that take on different tones of green during the day depending on the light contribute a distinct beauty to the cave.
The environs of Kaklık cave which is a doline-spring collapse ponor located active cave is composed of Mesosoic lime stones, Eosine marn, clay sandstones and conglomerates, miosen-polisen old clay, sand, marn and lime stones and travertine and alluviums pertainingto quaternary.
Kaklik cave has a length of 65 m in Nortwest southeast
direction and 40 m in north east direction and a circular
entrance of 13x11 size. According to the entrance, the deepest
point is 190m, the cave whose ceiling height varies between
2-5 metres has a second section in the southwest end of
the cave. This section, which goes for approximately 40m,
is covered with collapsed blocks inside. On the contrary,
the almost whole area of the main gallery is covered with
travertines with marvellous colors that are formed by the
spring water that comes out outside the cave by waterfalls.
There is one more water source about 78 m west of the main
source. Those two sources have the same specialty.These
white travertines that develop in pools in the form of steps
and that develop on these blocks according as a result of
the collapse of the ceiling is a small miniature of Pamukkale.
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Kaklık cave has developed based on a east-west direction hidden fault line within miosen- pliosen old golsel lime stones that are covered by alluvium and brow rubbles. The cave which was formed by the collapse of the ceiling of the underground river that has developed in east west direction according to the fault and has formed a large cavity, is shaped like a do line or ponor.
Alacain Cave : This cave which is in Acipayam District has been declared to be an Archeological Protected Area by the Izmir Association for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Aslanini Cave : It is in Karadag in Dodurgalar Town in the Acipayam District.
Dodurgalar Keloglan Cave: Dodurgalar Cave is situated on the Mount Mallı's east skirt which is about 3 km west of town and very close to Denizli-Antalya motorway. Dodurgalar is also a name of a town which is 18 km away from Acıpayam District. Acıpayam is about 60 km from Denizli Provincial Center. Denizli-Antalya Motorway increase its potential visitors. The passage then leads to a natural hall of 145 mt. Long. There are many stalactites and stalagmites in the cave is 70 cm. high. Then it reaches to a height of 5 mt. -6 mt. The climate is warm and humid. There are many natural cabinets and divisions, The interior of the cave is hall shaped. There is no circulation of air and gas in it. There are many stalactites, stalagmites and natural columns worth seeing. They form a beautiful scene.
It is hopped that the cave is built by creator water drops in ten million years. It has not only natural beauty but also very good for asthma, bronchitis.
Teresuyu Cave : It is in Mount Akdag's foothills 1600-1700 meters high. It is approximately 10x15 meters. There are stalactites and stalagmites.
Akkale Cave : It is in Akkale in Civril District's Homa Town. The cave is about 40 meters long. There are water drops.
Merdivenli Kuyu Cave : It is in Buyuk Malda neighborhood of Cal District's Belevi Village.
Incirpinar Cave : It is in Kopru neighborhood of Babadag District's Incirpinar Village.
Koy Cukuru Cave : It is in Kozlar Village of Tavas District.
Ogle Kayasi Cave : It is in Pinarlar Village of Tavas District. The cave is about 15 meters long. Its depth is unknown.
Karabey Ini Cave : It is next to the Buyuk Menderes River in Guney District's Border.
Cakiroluk Cave : It is near Kizilcaboluk Town of Tavas District.
Eski (Old) Kale Cave : The cave is in Eski Kale neighborhood of Kale District. There are many caves which were inhabited. It is thought that the caves were made in the Ancient Era. It is said that the caves are as large as Ancient Kale Town.
Kapuz Cave : It is on Mount Karkin on
Karagoz Plateau in Gursu Village of Cameli District. The
cave is located between two high hills and worth seeing..
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