Explore Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest cave | SonDoong Cave in Vietnam

Explore Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest cave

Son Doong Cave expedition
Located in the center of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province in the Central region of Vietnam, Son Doong Cave is the largest cave in the world. After being explored by the British Cave Research Association in 2009-2010, since 2013, Son Doong cave has already been open to the public. Indochina travel services

Son Doong Cave expedition

Son Doong Cave expedition- source: internet

Let’s imagine going trekking straight into the depths of the largest cave in the world on an awesome expedition absolutely unlike any other. Being part of a network of 150 or so caves, many still not surveyed, in the Annamite Mountains, Son Doong is so massive that its largest cavern can accommodate a flying 747 fly. The incredibly mesmerising space will make you wonder whether you are still on earth at all. Statuesque stalactites hanging from the ceiling and enormous stalagmites rising from the ground looking like an alien species create foreign landscapes found nowhere else. It is a surreal scene of jungles emerging from inside the cave itself that is what you have to see to believe. Misty clouds surrounding the entire scene is a result of the own localized weather system of this cave. Passages adorned with ancient fossils show evidences of what our planet has experienced for the millions of years. Online travel Vietnam

When approaching the jungle just outside the opening of Son Doong, the rush of cool wind cascading out will bring to life everything inside of you. Cold, hazy and exhilarating, it is clear that magical things are waiting for you just beyond the entrance of the cave.

SON DOONG CAVE’S GEOLOGY

Son Doong Cave’s gate

Son Doong Cave’s gate- source: internet

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park houses the oldest karst system in Vietnam in particular and in Asia in general, from 400-450 million years old. With the analysis of sediment dating it to be just 3 million years old, Son Doong Cave itself is relatively young.

Son Doong Cave, which is formed on the edge of a fault zone, has been carved out by the extraordinary Rao Thuong River as it erodes away the limestone, forming the massive tunnel beneath the Annamite Mountains. Giant sinkholes, known as dolines, have collapsed sometime up to 300’000 years ago, constituting massive openings to the exterior world. The size of baseballs has been created by water dropping from the ceiling.

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