Deep Within Vietnam’s Forests There’s A Cave With It’s Own Mini World

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To understand the amazing pictures, you will see it’s very important for you to know the story behind the place. The locals call this cave Son Doong, which means mountain river cave. It’s located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province and was unexplored for a long time. In 1991, a farmer, Ho Khanh, was wandering around the forests and discovered the cave, but suddenly, right before he could go any deeper, a gush of water came from one of the entrances. The frightened farmer decided to leave but reported his findings to the British Caving Research Association (BCRA).

18 years later, in 2009, Howard Limbert with a group of British scientists decided to locate and explore the cave. When they stepped inside, they were left open-mouthed by what they found. Measured to be over 3 miles long, 492 feet wide, and reaching heights of 656 feet, Son Doong is the largest cave in the world. Actually, this isn’t a cave, in fact, it’s a whole mini world.

Now get ready to be amazed as you see these incredible photos from the Son Doong cave.

The Son Doong contains it’s own flora, fauna, lakes, and clouds.

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To get to it, you need to descend 262 feet from the ground using a rope.

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There’s even a river with a fast current in this cave.

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And gorgeous emerald lakes with their own beaches.

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Fossils of all kinds can be found.

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