Bijambare Cave - Bijambarska pećina, BiH

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The Bijambare area, famous for its caves, is located on the far north-eastern slopes of Sarajevo District and the Ilijaš, a small town near Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is accessible by the main road Sarajevo-Tuzla, from which an asphalt road branches out leading towards a mountain home and the especially known Bijambare cave. Large parts of these caves are open to visitors. Optimum height above sea level (950 m on average), thick conifer woods, meadows, two water flows with lakes and chasms, five caves, rocky massif and high quality air provide ideal conditions for alpinism, speleology, skiing, mushroom picking, medicinal herbs picking, or simply for nature excursions and visits. The middle part of Bijambare is a karst enclave with all its commonly observed characteristics: caves, lost rivers, intriguing funnel-shaped depressions and rocky massifs. There are five caves located in three horizons, in a pretty small area. One of these caves is especially popular- the Bijambare cave, which has been a popular tourist spot and a speleological site for a long time. The cave is 420 m long (basic direction without individual branches), with four halls with rich ornaments of all known creation forms: lateral blocks, stalactites, casts, stalagmites and curtains. The fourth hall is the biggest (around 60 m in diameter and 15–30 m in height). It is also called the "music hall" for its acoustic effects.

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Comments (2)

EdwardTurJ on November 25, 2012

Greetings, DenisDugonjic!
Interesting picture!
Best wishes from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

Denis Dugonjić on December 2, 2012

Thanks Edward!

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  • Uploaded on November 24, 2012
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    by Denis Dugonjić
    • Camera: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
    • Taken on 2005/05/15 04:55:26
    • Exposure: 0.011s (1/90)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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