You might not believe it at first but you’ll soon realize how it has room for a skyscraper with 40 floors AND contains both jungle and a river. The Son Doong cave in Vietnam is the largest one in the world and a tour inside this place is something out of the ordinary. Tag along in this underground world and be astounded by how marvelous and beautiful nature can be.
The enormous cave is situated in the Vietnamese national park Phon Nha-Ke Bang, 280 miles south from the countries capital city Hanoi.
Son Goong means ”mountain-river-cave” and crafts from two to five million years ago. But for a long time it was undiscovered. It was first found in 1991 by a local farmer, but the first people who explored the cave were British experts in 2009. It has following remarkable features:
- The cave as a whole is considered to be 87 miles long.
- It contains its own animal life, a rain forest, lakes, beaches and a river.
- 2013 did the first tourists visit the cave.
- There are guided tours to get here. The tour can take seven days and the cost is around $2300 (1500 BP). For that price you will also spend five nights camping inside the cave.
- The cave is also rich in rare pearls that have been shaped for centuries by water drops that’s been dried and shaped a layer of lime on the sand.
You must watch the drone footage below:
to get an even bigger picture of this underground river and its natural skylights. Keep in mind this river eroded massive amounts of limestone UNDERNEATH a mountain. This created collapses and massive skylights. The cave was named the largest in the world after a 2009 expedition to survey it by the British Cave Research Association.