The cave, named Son Doong, is 200 meters in width, over 150 meters in height, and 6.5 kilometers in length. However, these are not the final dimensions as the explorers did not have the proper conditions to learn more.
Meanwhile, the size of Deer Cave, the world’s current largest cave in Malaysia, is just two kilometers in length, 100 meters in height and 90 meters in width.
A new cave, within the Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave system has just been explored by the UK Cave Exploring Group during its visit from April 10th to 14th to the renowned Vietnamese natural tourist resort.
In fact, the cave was first found by a local named Khanh in 2008 and he called it called Son Doong, but he located only the mouth of the cave and did not explore the natural wonder.
During the exploration from April 10th – 14th, Howard Limbirt and his group discovered a cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang, which is considered the world largest.
According to Howard Limbirt, head of the group, the cave could be 5 times larger than Phong Nha, even larger than Deer cave in Malaysia.
The group reported its findings to the Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee and expects to return Vietnam in 2010 to continue charting this mysterious natural discovery.