Caves of the World #8: China~Er Wang Dong Cave System

Featured Image: Wang Dong Cave. A giant calcite stalactite boss, dwarfs team member Matt Ryan as he looks up at the giant geological feature. CREDIT: Caters News Agency SOURCE: Daily Mail  (Fair Use)

From Mail Online (UK) By SARAH GRIFFITHS PUBLISHED: 06:08 EST, 2 October 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 EST, 2 October 2013

The cave so huge it has its own weather system: Explorers discover a lost world with thick cloud and fogs trapped inside

  • The cave system was discovered in the Chongquing province of China by a team of cavers and photographers
  • Caver Robbie Shone, from Manchester, said a few of the caves had previously been used by nitrate miners but had not been properly explored
  • The network, which includes ‘cloud Ladder Hall’ measuring around 51,000 metres squared, has water sources and vegetation of the floor

Adventurers have stumbled across a cave so enormous that it has its own weather system, complete with wispy clouds and lingering fog inside vast caverns.

A team of expert cavers and photographers have been exploring the vast cave system in the 
Chongquing province of China and have taken the first-ever photographs of the natural wonder.

They were amazed to discover the entrance to the hidden Er Wang Dong cave system and were stunned when they managed to climb inside to see a space so large that it can contain a cloud. . . . Read Complete Report

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