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Mountain River Cave

Mountain River Cave

For those that loves caves, Mountain River Cave in Vietnam is a gorgeous site to behold. Measuring 200m high (656 feet) and 150 m wide ( 492.13 ft) the new cave, also called Hang Son Doong is believed to be almost twice as large as Deer Cave in Sarwark, Malaysia, which is 100m high and 90m wide.

The Hanoi University of Science China and the Joint British-Vietnamese Caving Expedition 2009, spent five days exploring the cave in Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Adam Spillane, a member of the 13-man expedition team has said that “Much of the passage width is over 100m but certain sections are over 150m wide. “

Why hasn’t anyone explored it before?

Adam said, The cave was originally discovered in 1991 by a Vietnamese Jungle man named Ho Khanh from Phong Nha village.” This cave has never been explored before, because the entrance was so small and emitted a deafening roar so natives were afraid to enter. The roar came from an underground river running through the cave. Ho Khanh became the guide for the expedition.

Assisted by representatives from the Hanoi University of Science, the Joint British-Vietnamese Caving Expedition 2009, spent five days exploring the cave in Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Later this year the Brits will return to complete the expedition of the cave.

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Excerpts and Image courtesy of thesun.co.uk and Barcroft Media
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