Caves of Elazığ

Buzluk Cave

The most important cave in Elazığ is Buzluk Cave.

Location: It is in the north-east of Harput, at a distance of 11 km from Elazığ. The cave has a view of Keban Dam.

Characteristics: Ice sheets, stalagmites and stalactites are being formed naturally in the cave during summer due to the climatic conditions and air circulation resulting from its geomorphologic characteristics. On the contrary, in winters, it does not form ice because of the hot-air circulation. The cave is thought to be formed by the rocks that have been piled up due to a big collapse.