Son Doong Cave was recently classified as the largest cave in the world by BCRA (British Cave Research Association) and picked as one of the most beautiful in the globe by the BBC.
Hang Son Doong (Vietnamese) means “mountain river cave” and was created 2-5 million years a go by river water eroding limestone beneath the mountain.
The Cave is over 600 feet wide, 492 feet high, and 5 miles long. A tour of the cave will run you $3,000 and you’d have to get to Vietnam where Son Doong is hiding in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh close to the border of Laos.
It might actually be worth it considering that the cave houses it’s very own tiny jungle and can fit its very own city within it.
The tiny jungle called the “Garden of Edam”
River in “En” cave
Majestic opening gate of the cave
A stream located inside of the cave
Nicknamed the Great Wall of Vietnam
“Pearls of mountain”
Grove trees that cover the road into the cave
A 40-story half-mile block could fit inside this lit stretch of Son Doong
Amazing sculptures of nature
Cavers crossing the stream
A mountain of stalactites
The Mammoth Cavern
Here’s a fun little fact as well: The biggest chamber inside the Son Doong Cave is more than three miles long and an incredible 600 feet high.
Do you feel small yet? This cave is absolutely stunning, and make sure you check out this incredible drone footage from inside the cave. Don’t forget to give this a like and a share on Facebook before you go! You can check out the entire trek atSondoongcave.
Photo credits: (Carsten Peter)