Karaca Cave, Torul

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#97 of 162 in Nature in Turkey
Karaca Cave is a network of caves located near the town of Torul in Gümüşhane Province, Turkey.Although the cave was known to the people living in that region, it became open to tourism as a result of the scientific research conducted by Sukru Eroz, a geological engineer from Cebeli Village, between the years 1983-1990. Prof. Dr. Remzi Dilek and his team from the Department of Geological Engineering at the contributed a lot of research and scientific studies of the cave. As a result of these studies, it was opened to tourism in 1996 after the Ministry of Culture and Tourism was informed and the cave was officially registered.Location of the caveKaraca Cave is surrounded by the borders of the village Cebeli in Torul. It is 17km far away from the city center at an elevation of 1550m high above sea level. The cave attracts the most tourists in Gumushane.The cave can be reached by following the 4km road, which branches off from the 12th km of the Gumushane-Trabzon highway. There are restaurants and other small stores located near the cave.CharacteristicsIn the area extending between Gümüşhane and Torul, there are extensive formations consisting of various types of extrusive, igneous rock, including andesitic and basaltic lavas, tuffs and agglomerates. The total thickness of these deposits reaches 1000m. These igneous strata are interleaved with sedimentary layers, varying in thickness between 100and and consisting of limestone and certain other types of sedimentary rock. The Karaca Cave formed in one of these layers of highly-fissured, massive limestone sandwiched between volcanics.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Non-separate separate drinking hotspots, nice place. I didn't know which one to methetsem; The legendary story of the cave, the cave is driven on the amazing views of the road until you reach or in the cave he's charming atmosphere? I hope the photo ban continues and this magnificent cave sensibility can be protected forever. After the visit to the cave of wooden benches to sit and take tea from small kiosks there great views, don't forget to drink against my skin.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The cave is worth a visit. But right down the facilities of the cave don't tepkimizi. Welcome to the restaurant downstairs saying you are against her. Isteginize your on the right side of the landscape of the DWI gore or the principal at your left hand side when the owner of the se uzanmis then you can watch them during lunch. Your burger portions 20 pounds, normal. . Are you ' tea before dinner, he asked. When you are finished with the meatballs and you want with your tea water and salad. After dinner, ' tea? ' Of course Yes.. -account kept what master? -105 pounds-? -salad and meatballs 4 servings 4 7 tea Sir. 105 pounds pay Account if any of you you're going to the bathroom, saying Oh, restaurant. Exit wc 1 pounds, Sir, said in your ears a sound cinliyor!!
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  • July 28, 2017
    Previously white calcium carbonate cave, after people found change to beige color and new stones are white, interesting figures and 1cm grow rate each 12 years must see  more »
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  • July 24, 2017
    Very beautiful cave with nice views outside. Though not taking photos inside is annoying.
  • July 11, 2017
    Small cave with natural effects , the road is very beautiful and interesting, not worth the visit
  • January 27, 2017
    Amazing cave, surrounded with a lot of history and beautiful trekking nature.
  • August 10, 2017
    Amazing nature creation
  • June 21, 2017
    Very nice should be visited

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