Kap-Kutan Cave

Cupp-Coutunn Cave

Useful Information

Location: Kugitangau mountains, Tienshan. Eastern Turkmenistan, not far from the Afghan border.
Open: closed.
Fee: closed.
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
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Kap-Kutan Cave is one of those cave, we list only for completeness sake. This is a great cave, a big maze, influenced by sulfurous thermal springs with many chambers containing calcite, aragonite and gypsum minerals of great size and beauty. The cavers who explore this cave call it the most beautiful cave of the world, a predicate also given to several other caves on earth. Actually this is one of the most beautiful caves of the world, similar to the famous Lechugilla Cave in New Mexico, U.S.A.. And like this cave it is completely closed to the public, but there are numerous publications, scientific papers and impressive coffee table picture books. So if you are wondering: no, you will not be able to see this cave, but you may check out a good book shop or library.