Bulak (Mencilis) Cave - Safranbolu, Turkey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 41° 16.501 E 032° 37.473
36T E 468555 N 4569355
Quick Description: Bulak (Mencilis) Cave located near Safranbolu
Location: Türkiye
Date Posted: 10/28/2012 12:44:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMFK5R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 6

Long Description:
One of the natural wonders of this beauty is hidden under the ground of Safranbolu. Bulak (Mencilis) Cave is 8 km distance from the town located northwest of the village of Bulak. The total length of the cave is 6042 meters and it’s formed of 3 floors. As the cave is entered, you are welcomed by the refreshing coolness. After you achieve to get to the main gallery there is a small underground river dominated by magnificent colors, a waterfall and two separate lakes, the structure of natural beauty dazzles the guests. Safranbolu is well known for richness of water resources; the water from the waterfall streams down from 15 meter high and it is known as the water mixing in to the soil and comes back out in to the earth between the rocks. At Byzantine and Ottoman times a branch of this cave was the source of waterway leading to the city center. Today, the shortness of breath of the Mencilis cave is assumed to be good for diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.

Source: (visit link)
Type of Land: Other

Managed By: probably by Safranbolu city

Contact Info: doesn't looks that there's some

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Cave: Karst Cave

Contains Stalactites: yes

Contains Stalagmites: yes

Contains Bats: yes

Price of Admission: 1.00 (listed in local currency)

Visit Instructions:
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