A Travellerspoint blog

July 2017

Stalactite Caves

Beit Shemesh

Today's adventure is a UNESCO world heritage site. These stalactite caves are situated on a hill side with a great view of the surrounding area. When the weather is decent (cooler) this would be a nice place for a walk.
Stalactite Cave

Stalactite Cave


The caves are accessible by tour group only. You listen to a short video explaining how they accidentally found the cave during a quarrying operation. Then, they take you inside for a look. The caves are not that huge, but they're bigger than some more expensive caves I've been to. They are pretty impressive if you haven't been to other major caves. One thing about these caves that is a bit different is that they light them up with beautiful colors. It gives them a different ambiance than Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, for example.

Posted by spsadventures 06:20 Archived in Israel Comments (0)