A journey to the world's largest cave in Vietnam

Son Doong Cave is located in the heart of the Unesco-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province.
Son Doong Cave is located in the heart of the Unesco-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province.PHOTO: CHRISTINE AMOUR-LEVAR

QUANG BINH (Vietnam) - The moment I heard about its existence, I knew I had to see it with my own eyes.

Son Doong Cave, or Hang Son Doong as it is also known, is the largest cave in the world. It is an otherworldly place, a masterpiece of nature with awe-inspiring landscapes, and enormous stalagmites and statuesque stalactites rising from the ground and hanging from the ceiling like an alien species.

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