New Largest Known Cave

Posted on May 2, 2009  Comments (2)

photo of world's largest known cave,  in Vietnam

The world’s largest cave

A British caving team believe they have discovered the world’s largest cave passage in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle. The rocky passage is 150metres long and measures a towering 200metres in height – seven times as high as the vaulted ceiling of York Cathedral.

Called Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) it is believed to be almost twice the size of the current record holder

The cave was originally discovered in 1991 by a Vietnamese Jungle man called Ho Khanh. However Mr Spillane said no-one had entered if before because ‘it emitted a frightful wind and noise which was due to a large underground river’.

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2 Responses to “New Largest Known Cave”

  1. nick
    May 4th, 2009 @ 3:21 am

    wow what a beautiful scene it is .. it is also full of some mysteries

  2. kartal
    May 10th, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    seven times as high as the vaulted ceiling of York Cathedral wow…Thanks for sharing

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