The world’s largest cave – Son Doong Cave

Hang Son Doong is located deeply in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the central of Vietnam, which was recognized as the world’s largest cave.

Son Doong cave was discovered first by a resident in Quang Binh in 1990. But not until 2009, a new British expedition determined that “ this cave is the largest cave in the world with a height of about 200m, 150m width and approximately 5km long”. In the cave there are a river and a dense forest.

The entrance is quite small and mist from the cave, caused by the cooler air inside meeting the hot air outside, rises into the surrounding forest. Visitors must descend 80m down a steep wall with the use of harnesses and ropes.

The huge temperature difference also creates moving clouds of mist, especially near the two karst windows, which gives the cave its magically surreal atmosphere.

The river with rapid speed has made the spectacular caves, is such as strong through the first part of the cave. If explorers want to discover the Son Doong cave, you should go in the dry season. Because the water level is low that makes your tour more perfect. In the rainy season, the water level is dangerous.

The heart of Son Doong cave is full of mysterious sinkholes which are formed by erosion and subsidence. These sinkholes allow sunshine to shine inside, help plants grow faster.

In the cave there is a rainforest, located under the earth’s surface. This forest is considered one of the wonders of the world…
Currently, the tour to Song Doong Cave has been exploited with a price “3000$” lasting 6 days 5 nights. Only 500 tickets sold every year.

Conditions to conquer Son Doong cave

Health: This journey is always dangerous, medical professionals will survey to check your health to make sure you are eligible for the trip. A very useful Son Doong travel experience is that before traveling to explore Son Doong cave, you have to practice walking about 10km/day and can cross at least one hill about 200-300m high. Persevere in training for 3-6 months before the journey begins, you are already physically strong enough to join this wonderful journey.

Costumes: Because the travel distance is quite long, it is necessary to prepare well in terms of equipment and clothes. You should use airy, smooth shoes that do not hurt your feet and can cling to rocks and climb mountains. Dress in a comfortable, airy ,and convenient way for movement. But also remember to bring warm clothes because the temperature in the cave at night is quite cold.

Personal belongings: Sunscreen and insect repellent are 2 extremely important things you cannot forget to bring on your trip. And for super-quality photos, don’t forget about tripod legs and cameras.

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