Appropriately the name “Son Doong” means “Mountain River” since it was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding slowly away at the limestone underneath the mountain. The impressive entryway was created when the ceiling collapsed creating those huge skylights.
It’s over 5.5 miles long, and even has a jungle and a river inside of it! It’s so large that you could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.
Amazing forest inside Son Doong Cave
This mythical cave has recently been opened up to the general public by a tour company called Oxalis, but it isn’t for the faint-hearted, as the journey to the cave takes a day and a half through dense uninhabited jungle, before you have to abseil 260 ft. down to its entrance. Not to mention the tour will set you back $3,000!
I imagine exploring it would be like exploring a new planet for the first time.