What is the Son Doong cave?
What is the story behind the discovery of Son Doong cave?
Local man Ho Khanh discovered Son Doong in 1990 while searching Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park for food and timber to earn a modest income. During his search he stumbled across an opening in a limestone cliff, noticed clouds billowing out from the entrance and heard the sounds of a river raging from somewhere inside.
Is the Son Doong cave fully explored?
The area is not fully explored and many more caves will be discovered in future years. Many of the caves are in the World Heritage site of Phong Nha Ke Bang massif which is one of the largest area’s of limestone in the world.
Is Son Doong worth?
Yes, it is 3000 USD and it books out for a year in two days! I did the Son Doong Cave trip and absolutely loved it! The views are stunning and the trip super professionally done.
What is the largest known cave in the world?
It is the largest known cave passage in the world by volume. Its name, Hang Sơn Đoòng, is variously translated from Vietnamese as ‘cave of the mountain river’ or ‘cave of mountains behind Đoòng [village]’.
Hang Sơn Đoòng.
|Sơn Đoòng cave|
|Cave survey||2009, British/Vietnamese|