Hang Son Doong

Hang Son Doong is the Largest Cave in the World!

The Largest Cave in the World has been discovered in April 2009 by Members of a British expedition in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle.

Measuring more than 650 ft high and almost 500 ft wide, Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) is believed to be almost twice the size of the current record holder.

The entrance to the cave was first found by a local man, Ho Khanh, in 1991. “Khanh has been a guide for the team in many expeditions to the jungle to explore caves and this year he took a team to the cave which had never been entered before by anyone including local jungle men,” he said.

“This was because the entrance which is small by Vietnamese cave standards and emitted a frightful wind and noise which was due to a large underground river.”

The team spent six hours trekking through the jungle to reached the cave. Climbing down into a large chamber, they had to negotiate two underground rivers before reaching the main passage of the Hang Son Doong.

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