Top Unique Underground Works Worldwide

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If you are interested in discovering new things around the world, it is  amazing to visit some unique underground works such as the underground city Montreal in Canada, Mammoth Cave National Park in the south central Kentucky, U.S, Aktun Chen Natural Park in Mexico, Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland or the tunnels of Cu Chi in Vietnam.

 

Underground city Montreal, Canada


Montreal is the world’s largest underground complex, the second largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. It is popularly known as “Double Decker City” or “Two Cities in One” because of its overground and underground city complexes.

 


Underground city Montreal, Canada

Underground city Montreal, Canada

 

 

The various complexes connected through tunnels include shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, condominiums, banks, offices, museums, universities, seven metro stations, two commuter train stations, a regional bus terminal, the Bell Centre amphitheatre and arena.

 


It is estimated that over 500,000 people use the underground city in winter everyday.

It is estimated that over 500,000 people use the underground city in winter everyday

 

Mammoth Cave National Park in the south central Kentucky, U.S


Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system, a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky.

 


Mammoth Cave National Park in the south central Kentucky, U.S

Mammoth Cave National Park in the south central Kentucky, U.S

 


This is the world\'s longest known cave system, with more than 390 miles explored. It is called

This is the world\'s longest known cave system, with more than 390 miles explored. The vast chambers and complex labyrinths of this cave have earned its name - Mammoth

 

Aktun Chen Natural Park, Mexico


Aktun Chen, located 107 km from Cancun along the Mayan Riviera, is well-known for its nickname “cave with an underground river inside". The park has 988 acres of unexplored rainforest.

 


Aktun Chen Natural Park, Mexico

Aktun Chen Natural Park, Mexico

 


Three caves with a

The main cave is now suitable for an easy walking tour which has been enhanced with indirect lighting for a better view and enjoyment of the thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and natural sculptures.

 

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland


The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in southern Poland, continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world\'s oldest operating salt mines.

 


Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

 


The mine\'s attractions for tourists include dozens of statues and an entire chapel that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. About 1.2 million people visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine annually. However, commercial mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine flooding

The mine\'s attractions for tourists include dozens of statues and an entire chapel that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners.

 

The tunnels of Cu Chi


The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. They were the shelter of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War and the Viet Cong\'s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968.

 


The tunnels of Cu Chi

The tunnels of Cu Chi

 


Viet Cong Tunnel Complex

Viet Cong Tunnel Complex

 


The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems should not be underestimated in its importance to the Viet Cong in resisting American operations and protracting the war, eventually culminating in an American withdrawal.

 


Cu Chi tunnels - actual tunnel entrance

Cu Chi tunnels - actual tunnel entrance

 

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/11/05