Sof omar

Sof omar

The fantastic limestone caves of Sof Omar lie at 1,300 M sea level .this is in marked contrast to what you will experience in the Bale Mountains at up to 4,000m.very different animals occur along the way. The caves themselves carry the whole flow of the web River that rise in the bale mountain, underground through wonderfully carved caverns for a distance of one and a half kilometers .there are over fifteen kilometers associated passages ,which requires skills ,time and special equipment for all full exploration . A cool dip in the clear river afterwards refreshes the return drive.

In this realm of dry, cool caves nature has worked a marvel of architecture –soaring pillars of stone twenty meters high, flying buttresses, fluted arch ways, and tall airy vaults. Finally the river itself is reached a sunless sea flowing through a deep gorge. Standing on a balcony near the roof, one has a spectacular view of the river rushing along the course below.

The larger, central hall of Sof Omar, the chamber of columns so named after the colossal limestone pillars that are the dominant feature is one of the highlights of the cave system. At another past of the net work there is a small gap in the rock through which the river passes, about two and a half meters wide, where a bridge can be made with drift wood to go across.  

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