Son Doong Cave - Quang Binh
Son Doong cave is found by a local man in 1991 in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park of Quang Binh Province. Moreover, in 2009, it was recently discovered by British cavers.
This cave is considered one of the world’s largest caves. It is five times larger than the Phong Nha Cave. The biggest chamber of Son Doong is over five kilometers in length, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide. It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain. Inside the cave, tourists can camp near Hand of Dog, a huge stalagmite that looks like a dog’s paw. The roof of the cave collapsed centuries ago, creating sections blanketed in lush green. Waterfalls, massive stalactites’ and even a jungle called the Garden of Edam with an assortment of native animals are housed inside the cave.
Explorers also spotted monkeys entering through the roof of the cave to feed on snail. Besides, scientists have discovered “never- before-seen” plant species around Son Doong’s waterfalls. It also features two large underground sinkholes with cliffs as high as 800 feet.
Coming to visit Song Doong Cave, tourists will have the strangest experience inside the cave that is silence. As known, silence is deafening and when you are in the lake section of the cave, which is barren to all thing’s living, standing in complete darkness and silence is an experience that you cannot forget. The more you explore Son Doong cave, the more you feel its attractiveness as your next big life challenge.
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