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GIANT CAVE PICTURES: World’s Biggest Found in Vietnam

July 28, 2009
Vietnam’s Son Doong cave, the largest single cave passage yet found. First explored earlier this year by a joint British-Vietnamese team, the cave measures at least 262-by-262 feet (80-by-80 meters) in most places and is at least 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) long.
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A massive cave recently uncovered in a remote Vietnamese jungle is the largest single cave passage yet found, a new survey shows.

At 262-by-262 feet (80-by-80 meters) in most places, the Son Doong cave beats out the previous world-record holder, Deer Cave in the Malaysian section of the island of Borneo.

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Hang Son Doong cave

The joint British-Vietnamese Caving
Expedition 2009 was conducted over
five days in Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke
Bang National Park in mid-April 2009.

Adam Spillane, a member of the
British caving team was quoted as
saying, “It is a truly amazing sized
cave and one of the most significant
discoveries by a British caving team.”

Hang Son Doong photo cave picture

Hang Son Doong photo
Hang Son Doon cave looks magical
Magical picture of Hang Son Doong
What the hell – Cave interior looks
like a miniature underground Grand
Hang Son Doong cave mouth photo
And there’s the light, at the end
of the cave!
Hang Son Doong cave interior photo
PIcture: Hang Son Doong stream


Hang Son Doong photo gallery

Hang Son Doong photo

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Deer Cave is no less than 300-by-300 feet (91-by-91 meters), but it’s only about a mile (1.6 kilometers) long.

(See photographs of the Son Doong cave.)

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