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29-04-2016

Phon Nha-Ke Bang National Park - A Prehistoric Wonderland

The promise of a tropical evergreen jungle that's mostly unexplored is almost irresistible to seasoned outdoor enthusiasts, so it sees a steady flow of interested sight-seers. However, a recent discovery within the vast cave networks, has scientists and nature lovers alike, desperate to get out there to see more.

Unexplored territory

Because of the sheer scale of Phon Nha-Ke Bang national Park, much of it remains unexplored. When it comes to the cave systems, even the locals admit that they don't know what's on the inside. Phon Nha-Ke Bang national Park - a prehistoric wonderlandBack in 1991, a resident farmer came across one such cave. The sound of crashing water which echoed from within was so deafening, the farmer was too frightened to look any further. The villagers quickly named the cave Son Doong. It wasn't until 2009 that some British expeditions led by the renowned scientist Howard Limbert, that the cave was actually entered and examined fully. None of them were prepared for what they found in Son Doong and the photos that have been released and shared on the internet defy belief.
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