World’s Largest Cave Found in Vietnam
Posted on December 21st, 2010 in Vietnam | No Comments » |
National Geographic is covering an expedition of a massive cave recently discovered in a remote jungle of Vietnam.
The Son Doong cave (Mountain River Cave) measures in at 492 feet wide, 656 feet high, and is at 4 miles long. It is believed to be almost twice as large as the current Deer Cave on the Malaysian island of Borneo.
The cave was originally discovered by a Vietnamese man named Ho Khanh back in 1991. He later led the joint British-Vietnamese expedition team to the cavern back in April of 2010. The expedition team walked 2.8 miles deep into Son Doong, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, before being blocked by seasonal floodwater. They think that the passage is even longer and will make another visit next year to conduct a full survey of the cave.
So far a member of the British caver who goes by Sarawak Chamber stated, “That is so large it may not actually be beaten. It’s three times the size of Wembley Stadium.” in London.
Linky via [nationalgeographic]
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