British claim to find the biggest cave in Vietnamese jungle
The wonders of our planet do not cease to amaze us.
A BRITISH caving team believe they've discovered the world’s largest cave passage in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle.
Measuring 200m high and 150m wide the new cave, called Hang Son Doong — or Mountain River Cave — is believed to be almost twice the size of the current record holder.
Previously unexplored, the team believe Hang Son Doong is larger than the Deer Cave in Sarwark, Malaysia, which is 100m high and 90m wide.
Adam, whose team are now back in the UK analysing their readings, added: “The cave was originally discovered in 1991 by a Vietnamese Jungle man called Ho Khanh from Phong Nha village.
“Khanh has been a guide for the team in many expeditions to the jungle to explore caves and this year he took a team to the cave which had never been entered before by anyone including local jungle men.
“This was because the entrance which is small by Vietnamese cave standards (10m high and 30m wide) emitted a frightful wind and noise which was due to a large underground river.”