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Son Doong Cave by Andrew Svk
Son Doong Cave by Andrew Svk
Son Doong Cave is the world’s largest natural cave – its caverns can comfortably fit a 747 airplane. This soaring cave sits nestled in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, home to some of the world’s largest caves. Stretching more than five kilometers (three miles) long and reaching heights of 200 meters (650 feet), the main cavern of Hang Son Doong is large enough to house an entire New York City block. The eco-system inside Hang Son Doong is as unique as it is large, and it even has its own localized weather system. Rare limestone cave pearls are scattered in dried pools, and the largest stalagmite ever found stands 80 meters (262 feet) tall. The journey to Hang Son Doong is not for the faint-hearted. Involving two days of intense jungle trekking and river crossings to reach the entrance, nights are spent camping inside the cave and the nearby Hang En, now known to be the third largest cave in the world. In order to protect the cave’s fragile ecosystem the only way to shoot Son Doong Cave is by participating in a guided tour with the adventure tour company Oxalis running the only expedition. Tours run once per week between February to August per year.  oxalisadventure.com (Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam)

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