San Doong cave in Vietnam

An awesome cave in central Vietnam. Previously unknown species, a river, 3 kilometers in there’s a rain forest. And almost no one has seen it.

It was discovered in 1991, but the local who found it never entered the Son Doong Cave. Visitors have rappel 80 meters to enter Son Doong. It’s the biggest cave in the world – over 5.5 miles long and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.

British cavers were the first to explore it in 2009. The tour company Oxalis is running trial tours of the cave and accepting sign-ups for real six-day tours to take place next year.

How awesome would it be to spend 6 days in this place?

You’d have to have about $3,000 to make it happen, not counting the airfare to Vietnam. Also not included are the rappelling lessons you’ll want to take before you go.

Awesome pictures in this Huffington Post story. Click the thumbnail to enlarge or hit the link to see more pics.

Rock formation shines in Hang Son Doong

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