In 1991, a cave in Phon Nha-Ke Bang national park, Vietnam, was discovered by a man who had zero expectations of finding something so incredible. He didn’t know how incredible it was, however, as he was too frightened to go inside. The locals who named the cave Son Doong, wouldn’t even enter it.
In 2009, a group of British scientists led by Howard Limbert found the cave and entered to find it was five kilometres long and 150 metres wide. It is the largest cave on Earth that we know of.
The cave has its own flora, fauna, lakes and even clouds. It really is like its own world.
To enter the cave, you must lower a rope 80 metres to get inside.
There’s a river inside.
There are even lakes and beaches.
And ancient fossils and stalactites.
Stalagmites of 70 metres tall, which are record size, also ’grow’ there.
You can take one of the giant pearls as a souvenir.
Within the cave is a jungle where monkeys, hornbill birds, and bats live.
The cave has its own climatic conditions; It’s different than the weather outside the cave.
Its massive size is both impressive and overwhelming.