Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hang Sơn Đoòng - The Infinite Cave

This is a place in Vietnam, which is right next door to LAOS. It is largely unknown still but apparently there is an exceptionally large cave beneath Vietnam. It is the Hang Sơn Đoòng. Unbelievably, this place has come onto the civilization radar only recently- the first extensive scientific survey having been done a couple years ago. Beyond that it had even been virtually unknown even to the locals until 1991. National Geographic sent super-human photographer Carsten Peter with the second team who succeeded in climbing a massive wall which had halted the first crew. Together, the photographer and the scientists found these things out:

1. It is absolutely colossal
2. It is a part of a complex cave system that is easily the biggest we've seen.
3. It doesn't seem to quit and we have no idea how big it is.

In other words, it's a big cave. And I think that's a big deal.
To enter this unthinkable wonder realm that actually exists one needs only venture to faraway Vietnam, land of mist-heavens Behold:

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