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What to expect during Son Doong Cave’s trip

Son Doong Cave - the world’s largest cave
As being the largest cave in the world, Son Doong Cave, which is really a magnificent landscape bestowed by the Mother of Nature to Quang Binh in particular and Vietnam in general, hides in itself numerous mysterious natural and amazing things. You can read more: Mekong river cruise luxurySince 2014, Son Doong has become one of the most favorite destinatons in Vietnam tour packages. Especially, the number of travelers being interested in exploring this gorgeous cave has increased significantly Ssnce the introduction of Son Doong Cave on ABC program of the US – Good Morning America.

Why is Son Doong the world’s biggest cave?

Son Doong Cave - the world’s largest cave

Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest cave- source: internet

According to Conde Nast Traveler, Son Doong Cave, which has the width of 150m, the height of 200m and the length of about 5km, can occupy a big house in Manhattan, US equivalent to a 40-floor building. There is a separate ecosystem inside the cave formed by the sunlight from clouds and ceiling holes. The Son Doong Cave’s stalagmites reach the height of almost 80m. Throughout the cave floor are lime stones sized baseballs scattering. The magnificent underground scenery shows that there are so many charming landscapes in the world to explore.

When is the best time to visit Son Doong?

Inside Son Doong Cave

Inside Son Doong Cave- source: internet

Basically, the tropical climate of the coastal area of Quang Binh is divided into two distinct seasons. The period from March to August – the dry season has the highest temperature of 40 degree Celsius and the months from August to January – the colder, rainy season has temperatures that can be down to 19 degree Celsius. On mountains, highlands – in higher areas, the temperature is generally cooler.

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The dry season from March to August is the best time to visit Son Doong Cave. The weather in Son Doong from February to April is very cool making it perfect time to explore this gorgeous cave. However, at night, it can be a little cold. It is hot and humid from May to August. Thus, you have to prepare a good health for your trip.

Son Doong Cave – The world of botanical diversity

Son Doong Cave – The world of botanical diversity

Son Doong Cave – The -world of botanical diversity- source: internet

Son Doong’s entrails have a fresh wood, named as Eden by explorers as the ceiling part of Son Doong cave was collapsed centuries ago. This wood is home to many bats, crows and monkey groups. There are many types of green liana, palms and ferns covering Son Doong from inside to outside. Located in the cave are many ancient lakes, rivers and waterfalls having created the marine algae. Especially, many explorers also found out a type of pearl taken shape during the water dribble, creating calcium crystal in each grain of sand.

How to visit Son Doong?

Son Doong exploration

Son Doong exploration- source: internet

If you want to take part in Vietnam tours to Son Doong, all you have to do is to register with the travel agent and wait for your turn. However, you will also have to undergo two severe theory and practice tests. As Son Doong exploration is adventure tours, only when passing the tests, will you be able to join tours to Son Doong. During the journey, explorers will have to walk more than 50km through big stone blocks, rough routes, jungles, etc and according to the preparation of the travel agents, they will sleep in rents and have a bath. They will participate in this amazing tour without modern facilities, like a wild life.

What to bring from Son Doong?

What to expect during Son Doong Cave’s trip

What to expect during Son Doong Cave’s trip-source: internet

It is a big note that it is prohibited to take anything from Son Doong Cave. Because the stalactites are still in process of formation, just a touch can stop the development process of stalactite, travelers are not allowed to break trees, litter, defoliate leaves, absolutely not touch anything in the cave as the experts have not allowed. It is necessary to remember that you have to bring out all the things you bring into the cave. As many things in the cave have not checked, to protect your health, don’t touch the stalactites!

What about other attractions beside Son Doong?

During the waiting time for your chance to take part in tours to Son Doong Cave, you can experience other tours such as Phong Nha Ke Bang tours to caves of Phong Nha Cave, Paradise Cave, Swallow Cave and Tu Lan. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park offers various amazing services for you to enjoy Vietnam holidays.

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