05/13/2012 08:50 pm ET

Exploring The Glittering Crystal Caves Of Mlynki

In the Ternopil region of the Ukraine lies a cave considered one of the most beautiful in the country: Mlynki. The cave not only boasts almost 45 kilometers of twisting, turning passages, but is lined with wondrous gypsum crystals – creating a galaxy of beautiful sparkling stars for those willing to brave the dirt, narrow spaces and perilous chasms.

Flickr image courtesy of GNILENKOV ALEKSEY

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