The Škocjan Caves are a unique natural phenomenon, the work of the Reka River, which springs at the foot of Mt. Snežnik and runs across the surface for approximately 55 km. When it reaches the Karst and its limestone ground, its riverbed is no longer deepened solely by erosion, but it starts corroding the limestone as well. The immense volume of the underground canyon is what separates the Škocjan Caves from all the other cave systems and places it toe to toe with some of the world-famous underground attractions. The Škocjan Caves and the surrounding area were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986, designated a Ramsar wetland site in 1999 and a MAB Biosphere Reserve in 2003 (all with UNESCO), which saw the global professional public assign unique importance of this area. As a typical and the most distinctive natural Karst area of global importance, it is classified as one the world's gems.
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