There’s a cave deep within Vietnam’s forests – It’s an underground kingdom no one’s heard of

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To understand the photos you’re about to see, you first need to hear this story.

Back in 1991, a farmer was wandering around an unexplored cave located in the Phon Nha-ke Bag National Park in Vietnam. Suddenly, right before he could go any deeper, and gush of water came from one of the entrances. Frightened, the farmer decided to leave. Locals in the area named the cave Son Doong, which means mountain river cave.

18 years later, in 2009, Howard Limbert and a group of British scientists decided to locate and explore the cave. When they stepped inside, they were in awe of what they found. Being over 3 miles long and 492 feet wide, Son Doong is the largest cave in the world. This isn’t a cave, it’s a whole mini world.

Prepare to be amazed as you see these incredible photos from the Son Doong cave.

The Son Doong cave contains its own flora, fauna, lakes, and clouds.


To get to it, you need to descend 262 feet from the ground using a rope.


There’s even a river in this cave with a fast current.


Check out these beautiful emerald lakes with their own beaches.


Fossils of all kinds are stored in these caves.


A mini jungle also exists in the caves. It houses a variety of different animals such as monkeys, birds, and bats.


Because of the cave’s isolation from the outside world, it has its own climate. Clouds regularly form inside the cave.


Don’t you want to check the Son Doong cave out?


[Source: Flickr]

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