Son Doong Cave Largest Cave in the World

Son Doong Cave - Largest Cave in the World

Apr 16 2011

I don't know what's more interesting: the fact that the largest cave was hidden from the world until 2009, or the fact that it has a small jungle and a fast moving river inside of it. Son Doong cave is located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park of Vietnam.

The cave was found by a local man named Hồ-Khanh in 1991 (the local jungle men were afraid of the cave for the whistling sound that the river inside makes).

Amazing photo from the top of the Son Doong Cave

In 2009 a group of British scientists from the British Cave Research Association, led by Howard and Deb Limbert found the cave while conducting a survey in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Their progress was stopped by a large calcite wall. According to Limbert, this cave is five times larger than the Phong Nha cave, previously considered the biggest cave in Vietnam.

Smoky descent via rope into Son Doong Cave

The biggest chamber of Son Doong is over five kilometers in length, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide.

Exploring rocky cavers of the worlds biggest cave

Descending into the Son Doong Cave

Hills of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Enterance to the Son Doong Cave with small lake inside.

Scientists venturing under the low ceiling of the cave

Water Eroded Stone Walls

Rocky ridges of Son Doong Cave

Beautiful Jungle inside of the Son Doong Cave

Weird wall patterns from ancient rivers in Son Doong Cave

Terraces made from eroded stone inside the Son Doong

Climbing the walls of Son Doong Cave

Climbers reach the top of the Son Doong Cave

Descending on a rope into the largest Cave ever found

Rock formations stand and hang tall inside of Son Doong Cave


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