Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Without any queries or doubt, this place can be titled as the 'Heaven on Earth'

2:32 AM

Survived on the Earth for millions and millions of years. Unknown for the humanity until it was found a couple of years before. This cave is simply a Heaven which has everything in abundance with it, which was also selected as the Beautiful Place on Earth.

This tiny jungle, nicknamed the "Garden of Edam"


Son Doong cave (Vietnamese: Hang Son Doong) is world's largest cave, located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam.

Cave explorers climbing down the cave


It was found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991.

A climber descends 225 feet by rope into the cave


No local men dared to enter the cave as they were afraid of the cave for the whistling sound caused by an underground river.

River inside the cave


Not until 2009, it came to the public knowledge and was discovered by British cavers, led by Howard and Deb Limbert

A big opening gate of Son Doong Cave


The name "Son Doong" cave means "mountain river cave".

A stream inside the cave


It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights.

Dubbed the Great Wall of Vietnam


The Son Doong cave is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and approx 9 kilometers long.

Giant stalactites in cave


Its caverns are big enough to fit an entire city street inside.

Waterfalls pouring down


It is twice as large as Deer Cave in Malaysia (currently considered the world's largest with 90 meters wide, 100 meters high and 2 kilometers long).

Any caver can safely explore with its shallow pools


Due to this it's been the attention of many film companies such as the BBC, National Geographic, Japanese and Brazilian teams.

Cave Pearls, It looks like "Pearls of mountain"


It also featured in National Geographic Magazine in 2011.

Lightning strikes places where there are many plants and bird species exists


The Son Doong cave was classified as the largest cave in the world by BCRA (British Cave Research Association) and selected as one of the most beautiful in the globe by the BBC news.

The grove of trees covering the road into the cave


During the first expedition, the team explored two and a half miles of Son Doong cave before a 200-foot wall of muddy calcite stopped them.

Rocks like cactus inside the cave


A year later, they have returned-seven hard-core British cavers, a few scientists, and a crew of porters-to climb the wall, if they can, measure the passage, and push on, if possible, all the way to the end of the cave.

The big lake in a cave deep chasm and clear water


At the base of these windows are large jungles which use the available light and so trees up to 30m tall are present.

A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside this lit stretch of the Son Doong cave


But Son Doong is not only about its immense size, the cave has amazing examples of some of the best speleothems in the world.

Sculptures of nature


Giant stalagmites up to 80m high and enormous rimstone pools are present throughout the cave.

The cave looks like it has 2 occult eyes


There are also excellent examples of giant cave pearls and a newly discovered side passage is full of large fossils over 300 million years old.

Caverns cross the stream


As well as rare species of plants in the cave a number of new species of animals have recently been discovered.

Surplus of vegetation found in the cave


Monkeys, hornbills and flying foxes have all been seen in the jungle section of the caves.

Tourists inside the cave

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Such a Beautiful place was hidden all along in our world without anyone's knowledge. I wonder still how many wonders like this are hidden all over the world.

Length of the cave and its Height compared with the Empire State Building



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