Chil-Ustun

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Chil-Ustun Cave
Length 308 m
Elevation 1100 m
Discovery Ancient times
Entrances 1
Show cave opened no
Lighting Nne
Chil-Ustun
Location Aravan District, Osh Region, Kyrgyzstan

Chil-Ustun Cave is located in the Southwest of Kyrgyzstan in the Osh Mountains, 3.5 km from Aravan.

The entrance to the cave forms a 15 meter tall and approximately 25 meter wide arc. The cave is 380 meters long.[1] It is located in a rock formation at 1100 meters above sea level. The entrance is located on a steep, oblique rock face.

The cave's existence has been known since ancient times as attested by Arabic inscriptions on the walls.

The cave consists of 3 chambers of different sizes, connected with corridors and narrow openings. The largest chamber is 85 m X 40 m X 20 m in size.

Inside the cave, stalactites and stalagmites (columns) reach heights of over 50 meters. These forms vary in color, from white and cream to dark brown.

Information[edit]

  1. ^ "Chil-Ustun Cave". Centralasia-adventures.com. 1990-01-01. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 

Coordinates: 41°36′6.69″N 70°28′44.02″E / 41.6018583°N 70.4788944°E / 41.6018583; 70.4788944