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The Largest Cave in The Earth Can Contain 40 Floors of The Building!

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Caves with amazing natural conditions is called Soon Doong, is derived from the Vietnamese language meaning 'mountain river cave'. The cave is located in the province of Quang Binh, Vietnam, close to the border between Vietnam and Laos. The cave is relatively new status as the largest cave in the world, which is to replace the Deer Cave in 2008 is still the largest cave ever found in the world. This cave is long found, it's just a new thorough exploration conducted in 2009 Discoverer is a local resident named Ho Khanh in 1991 There was no follow-up from the local government to conduct further research on the area of the cave.

In 2009, the caves were discovered accidentally became the object of observation is a group of British researchers cave led by Howard Limbert. From observation it was found that the results of Soon Doong cave is a type of limestone caves that formed about 2 million to 5 million years ago. River water through the limestone formations in the area is slowly eroding limestone erosion-prone mountain under which the weak limestone. Over time, it causes the erosion of limestone ceiling collapsed and created a giant cave.

This cave has unique natural conditions. With a length of up to 5 kilometers, 200 meters high, 150 meters wide and this cave can even load a skyscraper with 40 floors in it. The scenery is very beautiful in the cave, because it is hidden in the dense forest that is always a thin mist and clear pond with greenish water. Thanks to the flow of river water reached the area of the cave, the cave soil becomes very fertile, so overgrown with thick vegetation. If at first glance looks like a hidden natural paradise that is commonly found in science fiction movies.

Moreover Soon Doong cave is found in many cave pearls. According to Wikipedia, cave pearls are small stones are round commonly found in limestone caves. These pearls are formed of calcium salts which coagulates and eroded to form a rounded stones brown.

Currently Soon Doong cave is still rarely visited by explorers and travelers, though its glory has spread in cyberspace. This is because the condition of the area around the cave that infrastructure is still inadequate.

Last changed: Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 9:09 am

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