New largest caves discovered in Vietnam

New largest caves discovered in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City : Vietnam | Jan 04, 2011 at 1:27 AM PST
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New largest caves discovered in Vietnam

These caves could be the largest world caves.The caves which have been recently discovered are thought to be so huge that it can accommodate a New York City block of skyscrapers.The marvellous cave also contains a thundering Rao Thuong Rivera and jungle (its name translates to “mountain river cave”) and even its own thin clouds, and its end remains out of sight. It’s part of a network of about 150 caves in central Vietnam near the Laotian border- many of which have not yet been surveyed.

A husband and wife team of explorers discovered these caves residing along Annamite Mountains.Howard and Deb Limbert of England earlier too tried to enter Hang Son Doong in 2009, but their expedition was obstructed due to 200 foot calcite wall. The team recently returned to climb the wall and try to find the cavern's end.

The cave iinteractive map of the river cave's path.s as as wide as 300 feet and more than 600 tall – big enough to fit half of a Chicago downtown block filled with nearly 50-story buildings - larger than any known to date in the world.A great collection of photographs taken in Hang San Doong and other newly explored caves have been published in the January issue of National Geographic and even on its website.

Currently Mammoth Cave holds the world’s record as the longest cave with 376 total miles near Chicago.

The photos of the cave alongwith interactive map of the river cave's path have been attached with the report.

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New largest caves discovered in Vietnam
Like a castle on a knoll, a rock formation shines beneath a skylight in Hang Son Doong. A storm had just filled the pool, signaling that exploring season was coming to an end
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