Dragon Bridge, Da Nang - Vietnam

Dragon Bridge, Da Nang – Vietnam

Dragon Bridge Da Nang The Dragon Bridge in Da Nang is one of the city’s most impressive architectural landmarks and a new symbol of the city. Its construction was dedicated to the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, celebrated on March 29, 2013. This is the sixth bridge Read more…

Hang Son Doong Cave - Vietnam

Hang Son Doong Cave – Vietnam

Son Doong Cave
Son Doong Cave

In the center of Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong Cave. This amazing underground kingdom was discovered in 2009 by a group of British cavers led by Howard Limbert.

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Son Doong Cave

Hang Son Doong Cave is located in the heart of the dense jungle. Its location was shown to researchers by a local farmer. The first descent into the cave did not impress the cavers – they decided that the dimensions of Hang Son Doong are only 150 meters long and 60 meters wide. However, further research made a real revolution in the field of modern speleology.

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Son Doong Cave

Hang Son Doong Cave has a very narrow entrance (10 by 30 meters) through which a strong stream of air breaks through. It was he who prompted the researchers to think that there could be a large cave here. Hearing the sound of an underground river, cavers began to move deeper into the cave, as a result of which they discovered its incredibly huge size.

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Son Doong Cave

Although the locals had long known about the existence of this cave, the strong wind and the noise of the mountain river flowing in its depths frightened them, so no one was studying these places. When they first entered Hang Son Doong Cave, a group of British explorers spent four days traveling through its gigantic halls. (more…)