Son Doong Cave is the highlight of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park exploration. In each year, there will be so many tourists paying visits to experience the beauty of ancient cave within the hill. The mystery of the cave, distinctive sight and with its identity as the world’s largest cave encourage the urge of the tourist to come.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the national park of Vietnam located in Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts, Quang Binh province. It is next to Lao’s border and 500 kilometers away from Hanoi. It was registered as the World Heritage Site in 2003. It has been evolving since the Ice Age, past 400 million years. Hence, the geology is complicated. It is the most oldest limestone area in Asia, about 857.54 square kilometers, which extends until the border of Laos.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is full of strange shapes of stalactites and stalagmites, rare animals and underground streams. Moreover, it has the world’s largest cave which was found by the English explorer in 2009 and it is called Son Doong Cave.
Son Doong Cave
The world’s largest cave is the major attraction spot of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. It was formed due to the erosion of the rocks from underground streams in the past 2-5 million years until this beautiful cave was formed. If you explore around the cave, you will get to see the forest, stalactites, stalagmites, pearl pond and rare plants. It has the 2.5 miles in depth, 330 feet in width and 800 feet in height. The most beautiful photo shooting spot where the tourists and photographers from all over the world should not miss is at a wide light hole in which it was formed by the erosion of the limestone from water until the limestone had weakened and broken into a hole letting the beam of light pass through, making an amazing sight which cannot be describes in words.
If your one day of cave exploration is not enough to consume the environment and sight, you can buy a trip that provides food and tents to explore Sun Doong cave more and you can spend your time here for 7 days and 5 nights! This impressive travel is in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam.