Yalandünya Mağarası

Yalan Dünya Mağarası

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Location: At Beyrebucak Köyü, near Gazipaşa. Turn off from Manavgat-Anamur Yolu (highway) about 8km south of Gazipaşa.
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=250m.
Guided tours:  
Bibliography: Caner Ozansoy, Hamdi Mengi (2006): Mağarabilmi ve Mağaracilik, Cave Science and Caving, 335 pp, numerous photos in colour. p 278 mention with 4 photos.
Address: Tel: +90-, Fax: +90-
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1960 first explored by Dr. Gajac.


Yalandünya Mağarası (Wrong World Cave) is named after Yalandünya hill, where it is located in. It is famous for extraordinary speleothems, including various cave lakes, rimstone pools, and a huge amount of cave pearls. But the passage is also very dark, probably a result of visits with open fire, torches or candles. The cave has a second natural entrance about 100m from the show cave entrance, which is a huge opening in the ceiling 17m above the floor. In the biggest chamber archaeologic remains, especially sherds, have been discovered.

The cave is equipped with electric light and some stairs for the drops, but the path is uneven and we suggest sturdy shoes. There are only few rails, so we guess it is not suitable for elderly or visitors which are not. This cave is also used for speleotherapy.