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Son Doong Cave, Dong Hoi

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Marvel at underground vegetation and impressive stalagmite towers at Son Doong Cave, a huge cave system featuring its own jungle and a river. Over 8.8 km (5.5 mi) long, the cave was touted as the biggest in the world. Camp on the rough sandy beach on the banks of an underground river and admire the shades of light coming from large holes above the ground. Set in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, the cave was discovered by a local in 1991, but was not seriously explored until 2009. Explore ancient limestone walls created 250 m years ago and abseil into a true underground paradise with fabulous rock shapes fringed with vegetation. Use our Dong Hoi vacation builder to visit Son Doong Cave on your trip to Dong Hoi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It's an outstanding location to see the creation of nature over millions of years. Difficulty level is higher than other caves, but the size and the Dolines make it a must try if you're the adventurou...  more »
  • I don't really want to share all of my personal feelings about this trip. Let me keep this unforgettable memory for myself. And sure you will have your own one. No regret! Just want to tell you that a...  more »
  • Son Doong Cave was THE main reason i went to Vietnam. I booked early and tried to get fit. From the day i arrived everything was planned very well. stayed the night in Ho Khanh homestay which is a ver...  more »
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  • Amazinggggggggggggggggg Hang Son Doong) is world's largest cave, located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. The name "Son Doong" cave means "mountain river 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...
  • Been there!!! Super super amazing place.
  • This can only be made by GOD. Praise HIS wonderful works.
  • Halong bay on land. Dr Paul uthscsa
  • What a marvel to have kept hidden in plain sight! Thank you God. I'm amazed.