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In the May 13, Mr.Vu Duc Dam - Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam said:  "We always welcome you!" by answered questions from MC Ginger Zee "Is there anything you want to tell US audiences, who want to know about VN?"ABC New Film Cruise

Vietnam Today is a beautiful country with friendly people and dynamic economy. Many famous travel magazin such as National Geographic travel, TripAdvisor ... have voted and introduced Island of Phu Quoc, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An .... as the best attractions not to be missed.

You could come and explore the beauty of Ha Long Bay, Son Doong cave but Vietnam has many hidden destination awaiting visitors to dicover. Why you don’t come to vietnam and explore these beautiful scenery

 

Overview

Son Doong cave (Vietnamese: Hang Son Doong) is world's largest cave, located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert.

The name "Son Doong" cave means "mountain river cave", It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights. Son Doong cave is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and approx 9 kilometers long, with caverns big enough to fit an entire city street inside them, twice as large as Deer Cave in Malaysia (currently considered the world's largest with 90 meters wide, 100 meters high and 2 kilometers long). Son Doong cave was classified as the largest cave in the world by BCRA (British Cave Research Association) and selected as one of the most beautiful in the globe by the BBC news.

This tiny jungle nicknamed the "Garden of Edam"

River in Son Doong Cave

"Ken" cave, it look like 2 occult eyes

Wonderful stalactites in cave

Son Doong cave is hidden in rugged Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province near the border with Laos, the cave is part of a network of 150 or so caves, many still not surveyed, in the Annamite Mountains. It is very difficult to travers. During the first expedition, the team explored two and a half miles of Son Doong cave before a 200-foot wall of muddy calcite stopped them. They named it the Great Wall of Vietnam. Above it they could make out an open space and traces of light, but they had no idea what lay on the other side. A year later, they have returned—seven hard-core British cavers, a few scientists, and a crew of porters - to climb the wall, if they can, measure the passage, and push on, if possible, all the way to the end of the cave...



Sondoong Cave Map.

After Son Doong cave exploring trip, in the presence of scientists DHKH School of Natural landforms (Prof. Dr. Vu Van Phai, Dr. Nguyen Hieu), the American Cave (Dr. Darryl R.), biologists from Newzeland (TS. Annete B.) and the Institute of Geography, Institute of Science and Technology of Vietnam (Nguyen Huu Tu CVC., MA. Vu Anh Tai), cave explorers (Howard L., Deb L., Paul I ., Robine GS, Jonathan S., Howard C.) filmmakers (Chairman James K., Patrick K. director, Simon R. cameraman, assistant cameraman Dan E., Paul R. audio) and journalists (writers Mark D., Carsten P. photography, photography assistant, Robert S.) of TV channels and magazines, National Geographic (NG). Along with the participation and assistance of 23 local people including Mr. Ho Paul - who discovered the cave paint line, officials of the national park of Phong Nha - Ke Bang (Mr.Hien), Immigration Department Quang Binh (Mr. Ocean) and the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism (Mr.Long). Son Doong cave Map is outlined by Dr.Nguyễn Hiệu:


 

Width : > 200 meters
Height : 150 meters
(The largest chamber of the cave is judged to be 250 meters in height)
Length : approx 9 kilometers

How to get there:

Son Doong cave is world's largest cave, located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is situated below another cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang, though its entry passage is very difficult to traverse. The exploration team said they had set foot on just 6.5 kilometers along the cave, as there is a large amount of fast flowing water inside Son Dong. It takes explorers 6 hours of walking through a 10 kilometer long forest path from Truong Son Highway to reach the mouth of Son Dong cave.

 

From Hanoi:

You could flight to Dong Hoi then take private car to Son Doong. Train and overnight bus also available for your choice.

 

From Hue:

You could aslo take the day trip to DMZ area then keep going to Quang Binh, Phong Nha Cave.

 

Photos by Carsten Peter - hosted: sondoongcave.org

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