Explore the pristine and spectacular Son Doong cave

Since it was discovered and published, Son Doong - the largest natural cave in the world has become a dream for those who love adventure travel.

Hang Son Doong cave is located in the National Park Phong Nha - Ke Bang (Bo Trach, Quang Binh) and is a part of the underground system connecting with over 150 other caves in Vietnam. With a width of 200 m, a height of more than 150 m, a length of 8.5 km, this is the largest natural cave in the world. According to Conde Nast Traveler, Son Doong cave could hold an entire city block of Manhattan, including 40-story skyscrapers. It has its own lush vegetation where sunlight filters in from sinkholes above, and clouds even form near the ceiling when moisture condenses there.

The enormous cave entrance in a limestone cliff, with clouds and wind

The enormous cave entrance in a limestone cliff, with clouds and wind

The cave is home to flourishing rain forests where monkeys, flying foxes, and hornbills cavort among ferns and palm trees. The clouds in the cave make visitors feel like in paradise. During the day, the sun shines into the cave and lighting effects create a prehistoric world.

Sunshine streams into the cave through two collapsed roofs, allowing lush and green jungles to thrive

Sunshine streams into the cave through two collapsed roofs, allowing lush and green jungles to thrive

 

Tourists can explore the mythical cave

Tourists can explore the mythical cave

 

The lighting effect at dawn in Son Doong cave

The lighting effect at dawn in Son Doong cave

 

Sunshine through a section of Son Doong Cave at around noon

Sunshine through a section of Son Doong Cave at around noon

With its spectacular pristine beauty, Son Doong is frequently on newspapers and gets many reputations as the world's famous cave. Recently, the Huffington Post described Son Doong as follows: "With the main cave passage longer than 5 km, some sections of the Son Doong cave is big enough to house a plane. The cave has its own climate, water system, forests and light in the natural sinkholes. The cave is not for those who lack stamina because visitors must pass a strenuous journey and challenges". Earlier, in May 9/2015, the Smithsonian magazine also announced Son Doong as one of the 25 great new places to see in the 21st century.

Inside the Son Doong cave

Inside the Son Doong cave

In order to protect the pristine conditions of the cave, each tour will accept bookings of up to 10 persons at a time. In 2016, the cave can only allow maximal 500 guests. Son Doong Expedition 2016 tours are fully booked. There might be random availability due to cancelations so, you should check and receive updates about Son Doong Expedition 2017.


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