Kaklik Cave – Denizli

Kaklık Cave is located on Denizli-Afyon-Ankara, Denizli-Çivril Road, 30 km from Denizli city center, 45 km from Pamukkale, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, 3 km from the main tour center on the International Çardak Airport road route, in Honaz district, Kaklık Town, “Kaklık Cave” is a unique example of a cave with its formation and development characteristics, the formation of travertine and pools similar to Pamukkale, dripstone, stalactites and stalagmites.

This clear, colorless and sulfurous water is known to be good for many skin diseases. Because of these features, it is an extremely suitable cave for tourism. In addition, the flow of geothermal water outside the cave into the cave in the form of waterfalls and the light plays formed by the sun hitting the cave have made the cave a complete center of attraction.

The surroundings of Kaklık Cave, which is an active cave located in a sinkhole, are composed of Mesozoic limestones, Eaeocene mam, clay and sandstone gangramas, Miocene-Pliocene aged clay, sand marl and limestones, Quaternary travertine and alluvium.

The circular entrance of Kaklık Cave, which has a length of 65 meters in the northwest-southeast direction and 40 meters in the northeast-southwest direction, is 13 x 11 meters wide. According to the entrance (0 meters), the deepest part of the cave is -14 meters, the length is 190 meters and the ceiling height is between 2-5 meters. On the other hand, approximately all of the main gallery is covered with travertines formed by the spring water coming out of the cave and flowing into the cave as waterfalls.These white-colored travertines formed in pools in steps and formed on the blocks formed as a result of the collapse of the ceiling are a small analogue of Pamukkale.The spring coming out of another cave located 78 meters west of the cave and part of the same underground system is poured into the cave by making waterfalls.The flow rates of these waters, which have the same hydrological characteristics, are different.

On the walls of Kaklık Cave, which receive direct sunlight and are constantly dripping or flowing, a dense moss and a small-leaved ivy type plants have developed. These greens, which take different shades of green during the day depending on the illumination, add a different beauty to the cave.

Wooden stairs have been arranged throughout the cave so that visitors can visit Kaklık Cave in the most comfortable and reliable way. In addition, a swimming pool was built next to the cave for the benefit of visitors. Kaklık Cave has been actively serving tourism since May 2002.

There is a vaporous air in the cave and if you get carried away with taking photos, it may cause you to take 1-2 laps in the cave without realizing it…

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