The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the largest in the world and has its own underground river and jungle.

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It was discovered in 1991 by a farmer. There are no signs that anyone has ever lived in this cave or knew about it before this date.

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Son Doong means “Mountain River Cave” in Vietnamese. The cave not only contains a river, it also has its own jungle and the largest stalagmites in the world (up to 70m tall).

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In 2013 the first tourists entered the cave. A guided tour of the cave costs $3,000 per person.

cave4Photos from: LaVozDelMuro.net

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