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Son Doong Cave: The Largest Known Cave in the World

  • January 5th, 2016
  • Asia, Travel
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  • Olivia

Created 2 to 5 million years ago, the Son Doong River Cave, Vietnam, is one of the most recent greatest wonders of the world. Only discovered in 2009 by British cavers, the awe-inspiring cave is 200 metres wide, 150 metres high and about 9 kilometeres long. 

The gigantic cave has its very own weather system.

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As a result, many previously undiscovered species have been explored.

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It’s also home to the bewildering sight of cave pearls.

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These pearls are formed as a result of dried up water drips that have crystallised in layers on grains of sand over hundreds of years.

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The Great Wall of Vietnam is a 200-foot tall muddy calcite wall inside the Son Doong Cave.

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The astonishing sight only gives out a limited number of permits each year. Be sure to inquire and book a flight to Vietnam as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this breathtaking experience.

 

All images are properties of Carsten Peter. More original images can be found here

Olivia

An adventurous traveller who simply wants to explore this incredible world we call our home. Originally from the States, she has recently moved to Sydney to enjoy the golden sandy beaches and friendly culture of the great Land Down Under.

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