Retro: World’s largest cave is big enough to fit a skyscraper and even has its own jungle

Photo: A jungle inside a cave? A roof collapse long ago in Hang Son Doong let in light; plants thickly followed. As “Sweeny” Sewell climbs to the surface, hikers struggle through the wryly named Garden of Edam. CREDIT Carsten Peter SOURCE National Geographic.

from io9.com

BY ALASDAIR WILKINS

 DEC 31, 2010 9:00 AM

Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong cave is the largest in the world, with caverns big enough to fit an entire city street inside them. These awe-inspiring photos take you inside the beautiful, alien world of the Hang Son Doong cave.

The cave was, amazingly enough, only discovered twenty years ago, and is just now being properly surveyed. National Geographic has a fascinating longer piece on the recent explorations of the cave, but the real highlight has to be the nearly two dozen amazing photographs from inside the cave . . . Read Complete Report

GO a LITTLE DEEPER: 
National Geographic: The World’s Biggest Cave: Hang Son Doong (Full HD Video)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


9 × six =