Nature has it’s own beauty and adventures. God has made the nature so beautiful that we can’t take our eyes off from it! The world’s largest cave, the mammoth Hang Son Doong in Vietnam, is a relative babe-in-arms when it comes to natural history: The cavern was first discovered in 1991, then lost, then found again before it was first explored in 2009. But less than a decade later, environmentalists are scrambling to save the site from thousands of tourists and a development company set on thrusting a cable car into its depths.
Located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Son Doong stretches more than 5.5 miles underground, reaches heights of 650 feet and is home to its own jungle, ecosystem and river. Just one tour company has a concession to venture into the cave, and only a few hundred people are allowed inside the fragile environment every year. But that could soon change.
Son Doong Project:
Environmentalists fear that if the Son Doong project were to go forward. It would bring hordes of tourists to a pristine ecosystem protected by its relative unreachability. A Facebook group operating under the name Save Son Doong has called on the Vietnamese government. To again reject the proposal, saying the “project must be stopped before it has a huge and damaging impact on the Son Doong cave. And the ecosystem of the entire Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park,” a Change.org petition organized by the group says.
Those concerns were echoed by the British Cave Research Association. The group that declared Son Doong the largest of its kind. And, alongside the explorer Howard Limbert, led the first expedition to the site.
This cave is so amazing that I feel like jumping into it! if you ever get a chance to explore this gorgeous cave, do visit and share your experiences. Read the next article, Rabbit Hole In UK Lead To Mysterious Medieval Caves!! Watch Video