A honey hunter has discovered a new cave near Son Doong, the world’s largest cave in central Vietnam
Nguyen Van Binh of Quang Binh Province on Wednesday handed over photos he took at the cave to the UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
“When looking for honey in the forest, I saw the cave,” he said.
The cave is two hours’ walk from the Ho Chi Minh Highway. Ninh said its entrance is about 2.5 meters high and three meters wide. It took him 25 minutes to walk to the cave’s end.
The cave has three main chambers with high roofs and large stalactites and stalagmites in different shapes. The park’s management has asked a local forest ranger agency to step up protection measures and announced a plan to explore the cave soon.