Son Doong Cave listed among dream destinations in 2019
10:35 | 05/01/2019

VGP – Son Doong Cave has been listed among five dream destinations in 2019 by Lonely Planet, the prestigious travel guide magazine.  

Son Doong Cave

The article writes: “The incredible depths of the world’s largest cave lures in travelers who want a true adventure. But the arduous journey into this subterranean site makes booking a trek essential. The major tour operator that takes travelers inside, Oxalis Adventure Tours, says on its website that less than 300 spaces remain for 2019 tours. If you want to make it happen – or get on the waiting list for 2020.”

Son Doong Cave has been recognized as the largest of its kind in the world by three international organizations, including Guinness (based in the UK), the Association World Record (based in Hong Kong) and World Kings (based in the U.S. and India).

The cave is located in the heart of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province. Son Doong was discovered by a local in 1991. It was first explored in 2009 by the British Cave Research Association and has been open to the public since 2013.

The 1,645m-long cave system, which extends through a mountain, was named one of the most captivating caves on earth by National Geographic.

Geologists say the cave formed two to five million years ago. It is roughly 6,5km long, 200m high and 150m wide.

By Thuy Dung

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