Trek through vast underground spaces and marvel at the continually changing display of stalactites and stalagmites. Son Doong is part of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which is near Vietnam’s border with Laos. Son Doong Cave Expedition. As of 2015, Son Doong Cave was still listed as the largest known cave on Earth, at 200 metres (660 feet) in height, 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) in length and 150 metres (490 feet) in width, at the greatest points. The world’s largest Hang Son Doong cave is so big that it has it’s own climate, jungles and even clouds inside. The cavern’s exposed passages are filled with many of the same plants and animals that inhabit the surrounding jungle. The cave is located in Vietnam and it also has the largest known cave passage cross-section in the world. Son Doong Cave Image courtesy of Doug Knuth/Flickr.

With sunlight beaming in from collapsed areas in the top of some chambers, the enchanting appeal of this record-breaking cave — it measures in at a colossal 3.1 miles long, 660 feet high, and 490 feet wide — is plain to see. In January 2015, and video on Youtube claimed to have a picture of the mysterious creature captured by one of the cave's visitors. Trek through vast underground spaces and marvel at the continually changing display of stalactites and stalagmites. Son Doong Cave expedition. The entrance of Son Doong Cave was first discovered thanks to rain. The Devil Creature of Son Doong Cave, Vietnam, is a reptilian-like cryptid reported to be seen and captured on camera in the Son Doong Cave ever since it opened to the public in 2013. Son Doong Cave has its own localized weather system and ecosystem, one that actually supports life within parts of its vast expanse. With this measurements, the Hang Son Doong overtook the first place as the largest cave in the world, from the Deer Cave in Malaysia. Fields of algae from ancient pools blanket parts of the cave’s interior. Monkeys and flying foxes live in what explorers named the Garden of Edam. When they stepped inside, they were in awe of what they found. The entrance to Son Doong, meaning “cave of the mountain river,” was first discovered in 1991 by Hồ Khanh, a local logger. Son Doong Cavern’s name translates to “mountain river cave.” This name is appropriate because a river runs through the length of the cavern. For this Saturdays Around the World expedition, we head to central Vietnam to Hang Son Doong cave.
The Son Doong Cave is large enough to house a virgin jungle, growing more than 650 feet below the surface of the Earth.

At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long, the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so big it has its own river, jungle and climate.

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