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Paradise Cave, Checiny

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Paradise Cave is a horizontal limestone cave in Poland located in the hill Malik, to the south of Kielce, Świętokrzyskie Voivodship.It is part of the Image:Szlak czerwony.svg "Red tourist trail Chęciny - Kielce" in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains .DescriptionThe cave has a length of 240 m and vertical range of 9.5 m; however, only 180 m and 2 entrances is open to visitors. Despite its small size, it is regarded as one of Poland's most beautiful caves. Its corridors lead through five chambers ornamented with stalactites, stalagmites and columns of rock created over thousands of years. A maximum of fifteen people are admitted every fifteen minutes to the cave under a guide's protection. This is to maintain an internal temperature of eight to ten degrees Celsius to preserve the cave's historical value. The cave's humidity is above 95 percent. Before the entrance there is an exhibition of archeological and paleontological findings from the cave that include prehistoric tools (the cave was inhabited by Neanderthals) and animal bones. It is illuminated by an optical fiber.HistoryThe cave was discovered in 1963 by Józef Kopeć and Feliks Wawrzeńczak, students of a local technical school. It was opened to the public in 1972. The five chambers of the cave were formed during the Devonian era, approximately 350 million years ago. Inside, there are traces of occupancy by Neanderthal men dating back 50 to 60 thousand years. There were signs of cave bears, woolly rhinoceros, and mammoths having previously inhabited the cave as well.
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  • It is best to go in the spring or early autumn, is not so then the large temperature differences. As in the cave ... you must have jackets. But the kids really are going through such attractions. Good organization and a good approach, even with small children.
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  • Something beautiful to each fly is a miracle. Very beautiful place. beautiful. you only wczesnuej tickets
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  • It is a pity that you can not do, but these are the requirements of exploring caves, less than spodziewalam, tickets must be booked over the internet because it is not always available, a guide told Interestingly, briefly kytory lit shows the points but the light probably harm all stalaktytom, stalagmitom, etc
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