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The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites Tin ảnh

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(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Many world-famous websites such as National Geographic and Telegraph have published stunning pictures of Vietnam’s Son Doong, the world’s largest cave.

 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

On May 13, Good Morning America program on ABC News network in the US broadcast live on Son Doong Cave. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

The American film crew was emotionally overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of the cave. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

Before the program, the world had not known about the existence of this natural masterpiece. Photo: National Geographic.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

Earlier, National Geographic and Telegraph introduced the spectacular images of Son Doong. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

Son Doong is located in the national park Phong Nha-Ke Bang in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, in central Vietnam. This is also part of the underground system connecting more than 150 other caves in Vietnam near the Vietnam-Laos border. Photo: National Geographic


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

The New York Times ranked Son Doong the 8th place in the list of places to visit in 2014. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

The Vietnamese who discovered the cave in 1990 is Ho Khanh. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

Nearly two decades later, Ho Khanh returned to the cave with British cave explorer Howard Limbert. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

In 2009, Ho Khanh, Limbert and British cave experts discovered Son Doong, and declared it to be the world's largest cave a year later. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

"It's really very difficult to find Son Doong. The first time coming here, other people and I were stunned. The cave is not only large but also very beautiful," Limbert said. Photo: National Geographic


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

According to Good Morning America, the cave could accommodate an 80-storey building or two Boeing 747s. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

As usual, the discoverer of the cave has the right to name the cave. Ho Khanh initially chose his name but then he changed to Son Doong. Doong is the name of a small village on the way to the cave. Son Doong means mountain at the back of Doong village. Photo: Telegraph.


 The beauty of Son Doong cave shown on international media sites

Quang Binh province allows a local travel firm to offer tours to the cave. The cost per person for a 5 day tour is about $3,000. All the tours are fully booked until the end of 2016. Photo: Telegraph.

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