Man Noticed This Hole In A Rock. But What’s Inside Has Astounded The Whole World.

A man noticed a hole in a rock. But what's inside has amazed the whole world.

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The Son Doong cave in Vietnam is the largest cave in the world. A tour inside the cave is something extraordinary; it contains a jungle, a river and it has plenty of room for a skyscraper with 40 floors!

The enormous cave is located 280 miles south of the capital Hanoi, in the Vietnamese national park Phon Nha-Ke Bang. Tag along in this underground world and be inspired by nature’s beauty.

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Son Goong translates to mountain river cave. It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain. It was found in 1991 by a local farmer, but the first people who actually explored the cave were British experts in 2009.

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The cave as a whole is estimated to be 87 miles long.

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It contains its own animal life, lakes, rain-forest, beaches and a river.

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Many caves have relics from a prehistoric age, like statues or paintings on the mountain walls. But nothing compared to what has been found in Son Doong.

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The first tourists visited the cave in 2013.

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Guided tours are available. They last for 7 days and visitors can spend their nights camping inside the cave. The total cost per person is around $2300.

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The cave has also rare pearls that are formed when water laden with minerals dripping from a cave’s ceiling, falls too quickly to form a stalagmite. Instead, the dripping water forms a small ball of mineral deposits that grows into a small mineral pearl.

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