Friday, August 10, 2012

Amazing Journey To The World’s Largest Cave That Has A Jungle And Waterfalls Hidden Deep Inside!

Son Doong is the name of the world’s largest cave in the world. It is not only huge, but also a very beautiful place filled with wonders.
It is almost like an alien world on Earth. What is truly fascinating is the jungle inside the cave.
As you can see on these breathtaking images this is without doubt one of the most remarkable places on our planet.
Son Doong cave is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and approx 9 kilometers long, with caverns big enough to fit an entire city street inside them.
It located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. The cave was found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert.
It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights.
And as shown in these amazing images taken by photographer Carsten Peter, there is even a jungle concealed deep inside the cave.
Because of a collapsed portion of the cave roof, vegetation began to grow and form what would be the largest cave jungle.
The jungle is fairly small, but considering its location also fairly incredible. It also has the nickname “Garden of Eden.”
Carsten from Munich, Germany, took the images in 2010 when he joined British and German cavers during further expeditions of the site.
The purpose of the expedition was to make a complete exploration of Hang Son Doong and create a photographic record of the cave.
Cartsen, 52 said he spent up to two weeks at a time deep inside the caves, where he slept with just a sleeping bag and spent his time exploring and photographing the secret underground world.
“We discovered new parts of the cave, it’s a huge area so to find them and access them is very difficult.
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