by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Got another travel blog for you guys today. If you’re into cave exploration or like to do daring nature challenges, then you’ll want to check out the biggest cave in the world. It’s so big that it has its own jungle, river, clouds, and overall ecosystem. The cave is up to 9 kilometers long and up to 200 meters high. That’s higher than a forty-story building.
Its biggest cavern can hold an entire block of New York City inside it. The cave has cave pearls, smooth round rocks weathered from erosion, that are the size of baseballs. It even has 70-meter-high stalagmites. The entrance to this cave was discovered in 1990 in the middle of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam. But get this, the first exploration of the cave didn’t happen until 2009.
Also, tourist access wasn’t authorized until 2013 but trips to the cave are extremely limited. There’s only one operator that offers expeditions to the cave. It takes five days just to complete the hike/climb. In fact, more people have seen the summit of Mount Everest than the end of this cave. The name of the cave is Hang Son Doong. That’s all for this blog post. ‘til next time.