Explore the Largest Cavern in the World: Son Doong Caves, Vietnam

I know what you are thinking, and no, cave diving isn’t just a lesbian sport. The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam was only explored for the first time four years ago. It has since been proven to be the biggest natural cavern in the world (5.5 miles long), complete with it’s own jungle and river. The Son Doong Cave is so huge in fact, that you can fit a 40-story skyscraper within it. In other words, Khloe Kardashian should probably marry it, since it seems Lamar Odom is all but out of the picture.

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

The Son Doong cave was first discovered in 1991 by a random local man, but it took about 18 years for British explorers to really get in there and poke around. Inside, they discovered a huge stalagmite shaped like a dog paw (aptly nicknamed Hand of Dog), entire fields of algae left over from ancient pools, rare cave pearls, which are formed by hundreds of years of water drippage, and even a new species of plant that grows near waterfalls.

I don’t know about you, but I am going to sell some of my eggs and buy a ticket immediately. Oxalis tour company is currently doing trial tours, and is planning six-day exploration trips for as early as next year.

The Son Doong Caves are an example of one of the few places on Earth that haven’t yet been spoiled by mankind’s interference. Thus, if you have a taste for adventure, gather up all your outdoorsy or lesbian friends, strap on a head-lamp and spelunk your little heart out.

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

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