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Surprisingly, the largest cave in the world was discovered only 24 years ago.
People have dragged through the cavernous mountains in Asia for centuries, but the largest cave in the world, located in Vietnam remained hidden deep in the forests of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park until 1991.
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The story of the largest Cave in the world “Son Doong” says: “The local farmer Ho Khanh walked through a leafy stretch in the heart of the national park, a place that had formed many times before, so no one was not paying much attention to the environment that surrounds. But suddenly the forest floor opened beneath his feet. When he managed to recover from the shock, he looked at the huge chasm that had appeared among the dense vegetation and saw the steep fall in front of him. And Luck by chance, he found an entry that remained hidden for millions of years to the largest cave in the world (five times larger than that recorded so far).”
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In a world where there are so few trails undiscovered, it is difficult to imagine a maze that had not been penetrated by man until the 90’s. But caves that size, anywhere in the world, usually have some sort of shrine inside. But Son Doong has none. Nor it has statues or prehistoric paintings etched on the walls…nothing!
However, this does not mean that it is not a work of art that leaves you with your mouth open …
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It was not until about two decades after the farmer discovered the cave, the rest of the world learned of it when a group of scientists first explored it in 2009: “The great cliff to descend, by the loud hiss of the wind and the roar of the stream that could be heard from the entrance, had prevented the locals to enter the cave before.”
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Son Doong was named with the Vietnamese word for “mountain river” because inside it has its own large flowing river. It also has its own jungle which the explorers called “Garden of Edam” – and some of the highest stalagmite in the world (70 meters).
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Howard and Deb Limbert The explorers were delayed a year to reach the end of the tunnel of the largest cave in the world, when their progress was stopped by a wall 60 meters high, also known as “The Great Wall of Vietnam”. Across the wall, they found an extension of cave pearls which had the size of baseballs. Enormous!
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It is believed that the largest cave in the world was formed more than two million years ago. After all these years, it should not be a surprise that this hidden “another world” has had time to develop its own climate. A wide existence of calcium carbonate supplies evidence that the world’s largest cave has the ability of producing the rain clouds of its own, and has experienced wet and dry years over time.
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In 2013, the first group of adventurous tourists explored the cave, they did it through a guided tour which cost US $ 3,000 per person .
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If you want to add this tour of the world’s largest cave to your list of things to do before you die, you go ahead; just make sure to find the exit …
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