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A Farmer Saw A Hole In A Rock. Now The Inside Is Astounding The Whole World.

A Farmer Saw A Hole In A Rock. Now The Inside Is Astounding The Whole World.

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It has room for a 40-storey skyscraper and it contains both a jungle and a river. The Son Doong cave in Vietnam is the largest in the world. Needless to say, a tour inside is something quite out of the ordinary. Tag along in this underground world and be astounded by how beautiful nature can be.

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The enormous cave is situated in the Vietnamese national park Phon Nha-Ke Bang, 280 miles south of the capital Hanoi.

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Son Goong means ”mountain-river-cave” and the cave is believed to have been formed from two to five million years ago. But for a long time it remained undiscovered. It was first discovered in 1991 by a local farmer, but the first to actually explore the cave were British experts, in 2009.

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The cave as a whole is considered to measure 87 miles long.

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It contains its own animal life, a rainforest, lakes, beaches, and a river.

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Many caves contain relics from a prehistoric age, such as statues and drawings on the walls. But no such relics were found in this cave.

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Tourists first began visiting the cave in 2013.

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Guided tours can bring visitors to the location. The tour can take seven days and the cost is around USD $2,300 (£1,500). That price includes five nights camping out inside the cave.

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The Son Doong is also rich in rare pearls that have been shaped for centuries by water drops that have dried and shaped a layer of lime on the sand.

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