Discovering Son Doong in dizzying 360-degree images of Natgeo | SonDoong Cave in Vietnam

Discovering Son Doong in dizzying 360-degree images of Natgeo

Discovering Son Doong in dizzying 360

One of the most prestigious magazines world National Geographic (NatGeo) has published photo essays extremely impressed with Vietnam’s Son Doong cave. Photo essay titled “Fly through a colossal cave: Son Doong print 360º” takes viewers to the electronic version lively, helping people around the world get a chance to discover the world’s largest cave located in Quang Binh, Vietnam.

With the function toolbar enlarge, shrink, rotate 360º circular image and especially sound effects of water murmuring sound, the sound of birds twitter, or soundtrack “join hands”, more readers worldwide as immersed in nature majestic here. Son Doong explore

Discovering Son Doong in dizzying 360

Discovering Son Doong in dizzying 360

In addition to the visual image, world readers can discover basic information about Son Doong cave with a brief introduction, concise: “Welcome to Vietnam, and to the National Park Phong Nha – Ke Bang. You’re on your way to one of the world’s largest cave: Hang Son Doong. ”
Opening the Son Doong photo essay printed 360º, Swedish photojournalist Martin Edstrom and his colleagues take viewers to the rivers leading into Son Doong cave. Estimated length of the cave system in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park to more than 200km. Shops in Son Doong cave is a slippery slope, dark.

In fact, Son Doong was discovered by Mr. Ho Khanh in 1991, during a trip to find deep forest, but then could not find a way back. By mid-2008, Khanh’s new search continued where 1991 left his cave was shelter

Discover Son Doong without lights is indeed one mission impossible. But when the lights come on, the spectacular scenery out front with the pristine stalactite, was formed millions of years ago. The area you’re standing next a 50m high. All are just the beginning …

Inside Son Doong cave

Inside Son Doong cave

A major rivers and flowing through the Son Doong cave. This is the water that made us hang over a period of hundreds of thousands of years. As it stands here, the water level is low and you can completely overcome. But in the rainy season, the water rises and you absolutely can not go through this area.

You are standing at one of the largest in Son Doong cave called Hands dogs. Around the whole stalactites only be created from thousands of years. Ramp going into this area large enough for a Boeing 747 to fly slip through.

Next is line up sinkholes 1 (doline 1). You can see the big hole? This is exactly what makes Son Doong so special compared to other caves. Thanks sinkholes that daylight can get into the cave and trees can grow normally.

Lighting is also element of the cave vegetation becomes green. You are standing in the green hills with the name “Watch out dinosaur”. According to geological experts, sinkholes formed over 500,000 years ago. Vegetation in the cave is quite similar to the upper forest, because they connect with each other by wind and water.

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Determining the exact age of the Son Doong cave is extremely difficult. Scientists estimate Son Doong start was formed in Pliocene era or Miocene period. Thus, the Son Doong must be aged between 1 and 5 million years.
You are standing at the ramp from sinkholes sinkholes 1 to 2, it is only a few hundred meters long, with absolutely no sunlight.

Strange region of space, like a limestone phytokarst field. The limestone that looks like coming towards the light. The right side is a giant fossil minerals.
The more you go towards the sun, as tall plants.
“Garden of Edam” and wider region, “Beware of the dinosaurs”.

Son Doong Explore

Son Doong Explore

Standing amid the forest is breathtaking spectacle. Trees in this area may be up to 30 meters, insects and numerous birds live. Even explorers ever observed both monkeys and snakes. Delving deeply into the “Garden of Edam”, if not careful, you absolutely can go astray.
Subsequently the lower area, the darker the Son Doong cave. Starting from here, the explorers had to use high-power light system to move, if not sink completely in the dark and can not see the road. Lack of light, some bugs had to adapt. The explorers have observed a new termite species here.

At the bottom of a lake Son Doong cave is small. The explorers are still questions about the origin of the water flowing through the area known as Passchendaele. Does it originate from one another even bigger caves?

Son Doong

Son Doong

Late Son Doong cave has a huge stalactite cliffs, about 70m high, was the English explorer named the “Great Wall of Vietnam” (Wall Vietnam). This name comes from the name “Great wall of China” (Great Wall) of China. And the name “Great Wall of Vietnam” spectacular show is like the Great Wall.

Also in this article, National Geographic magazine has an interview with Swedish photojournalist Martin Edstrom about the experience that he went through when being directly discover Son Doong cave.

Share on National Geographic magazine, photographer Martin said, “All things are very big and majestic. It’s really hard to plan a trip specifically.” In addition, he also adds the Son Doong cave exploring without lights is mission impossible. “Although we had planned very carefully and try to learn about the distance, but we really can not know that the Son Doong cave to just how vast.”

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