A majestic and stunning scenery in the Son Doong cave will exceed your imagination and artists creation Recognized as the largest natural cave in the world,..
5 interesting things in the world largest cave - Son Doong A majestic and stunning scenery in the Son Doong cave will exceed your imagination and artists creation Recognized as the largest natural cave in the world, Son Doong in Quang Binh contains many secrets which scientists have not decoded. This is also an interesting site which foreign tourists are happy to pay a price of $3000 to visit, but have to wait until 2016 as the tour is full to at that time. 1. Found in the rainy day In 1991, Ho Khanh a local man incidentally discovered Son Doong cave when he was avoiding rain in the cave. Not until 2009, did the expedition of British Royal Geographic Society come to discover and at that time Ho Khanh announced them about the cave. It must be difficult to recall the cave location which is situated deeply in the jungle with steep terrain and cannot be found on Google Earth. Thank to his guidance, the expedition went deep 1 TRAVEL VIETNAM - Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
into the cave to take photos, survey and collect scientific data. Ho Khang said when entering though the gate, I can find clearly the cool breeze blowing from inside the cave 2. Fit a 40 storey building Son Doong cave is 150 m wide, 200m high, and at least 5 km long. The actual length of the cave may be even longer than the report of scientists. However, the expedition of British Royal Geographic Society could not go to the end of cave due to technical limitations. Therefore, with reported dimensions, Son Doong cave has passed Deer cave in Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia (120 m high, 150 m wide, 2 km long) to be recognized as the largest natural cave in the world . Besides, some segments inside the cave have a size of 140mx140m including 14m high stalactite pillars. Photographer Carten Peter took a photo of the cave to show the width and the height of cave which are 91.44m and 243.84m respectively. This means the cave can store a 40 storey building. 2 TRAVEL VIETNAM - Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
3. Formed 5 million years ago. According to the science documents, Son Doong cave was formed when a river running through the limestone area buried along a fault line. Over millions of years, due to water erosion, a giant tunnel was formed under the mountain range. At the soft rock points, the ceiling was collapsed forming holes which shaped a giant dome long time later. erosion and water currents create a giant tunnel in the ground below the mountains. In areas where soft rock, forming part of the ceiling collapsed holes, hang long into giant domes. 4. A rich animal world Because the cave ceiling was collapsed many centuries ago, thus there are a green jungle in the cave which is name Eden by explorers. The jungle is the inhabitance of monkeys, bats flying foxes. There are many types of ferns, palms, vines covering from outside to inside the cave. The ancient lakes, waterfalls, rivers inside the cave formed rich Algal Mats and Flora 3 TRAVEL VIETNAM - Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
In particular, the explorers also discovered species of pearls which were formed in the process of dripping water to create calcite on the sand crystals. 5. Why control number of tourists to Son Doong? Tourists to Son Doong need to be restrict because of landscape and environmental protection factors. Until now, the secrets of animals world inside the cave have not totally decoded. Therefore, Son Doong cave would welcome explores and scientists researching biology rather than tourists traveling here for their curiosity. --------------------------------------Travel Vietnam------------------------------------------1. Mr Manh Travel Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Mobile : (0084) 913 025 122 2. Web: www.travelvietnam-pro.com 3. Facebook: www.facebook.com/vietnamvacations 4. Twitter: www.twitter.com/vietnamtravel68 5. Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/travelindochina 4 TRAVEL VIETNAM - Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com