Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium - Polarsteps
The Caves of Han-sur-Lesse are a major Belgian tourist attraction (around half a million visitors per year) located on the outskirts of the village of Han-sur-Lesse.
The caves are the result of the underground erosion of a limestone hill by the river Lesse. For most of its length, it is a meandering river. Not far from Han-sur-Lesse, it abruptly plunges into a sinkhole known as the Belvaux abyss, forcing its way under the hill over a distance of over 1 kilometer (1⁄2 mi) as the crow flies before streaming through the cave complex known as the Grottes de Han.
The caves have a constant temperature of 13 °C (55 °F) and a high level of humidity. The largest room in the complex is called the Hall of the Dome, it is 150 metres (490 ft) across with a vaulted ceiling that reaches 127 metres (417 ft).
We had to take a short train ride to the entrance of the cave. The total tour was around 1,5 hours and definitely worth every penny! It is always hard to take good photos within a dark cave but I tried to take some photos to share with you guys. When you are in Belgium this is definitely recommendable.
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