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Kungur Ice Cave (Кунгурская пещера)

The Kungur Ice Cave is a monument of nature that exists approximately 10-12 thousands of years. The cave of long 5.7 km is located in 80 km from Perm. It takes seventh place in the world according to its length among gypsum caves. On the territory of the Kungur Ice Cave, there are 70 lakes and 58 grottoes. The air inside the cave is very clean and there are no bacteria. In some of the grottoes, the temperature remains below zero even in the summer. The ice flowers and icy columns of the frozen waterfalls are in the Diamond and Polar grottoes at any time of the year.

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The first detailed plan of the Kungur Ice Cave was created in 1703; organized excursions for its exploring have been taking place since the late 19th century.

At the present time, there are 1.5 kilometers of underground tunnels available. They are provided with electricity and special equipment that ensure tourists’ safety. Some of the grottoes are equipped with decorative lights.

Open hours and price

Sightseen tour

Monday – Friday, Sunday 10:00; 12:00; 14:00; 16:00

Saturday, national holidays 10:00; 12:00; 14:00; 18:00

Excursion with the laser filmstrip

Monday – Friday, Sunday 11:00; 13:00; 15:00; 17:00

Saturday, national holidays 11:00; 13:00; 15:00; 17:00

Ticket price

Sightseen tour

Monday – Friday 600 rubles

Saturday, Sunday, national holidays 700 rubles

Excursion with the laser filmstrip

Monday – Friday 700 rubles

Saturday, Sunday, national holidays 800 rubles

How to get to the Kungur Ice Cave

Kungur Ice Cave, Filippovka village, Kungurskiy rayon, Permskiy Kray

100 km south-west from Perm

In the Russian language – Пермский край, Кунгурский район, Филипповка, Кунгурская пещера

From Perm:

Train from station “Perm-2” to station “Kungur” (trip time 1,5-2 hours) and then 3.2 km walking or by taxi.

Links

The Kungur Ice Cave website in the Russian, English, and Chinese languages

PHOTO depositphotos.com

Categories: nature, Perm

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