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Posted: 9/8/2013 7:31:19 PM EDT


The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.







But nobody knew any of that until four years ago.


















Would be awesome to explore this cave.





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Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:36:43 PM EDT
I SO want to go check that place out!
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:39:15 PM EDT
How did something that big go that long without being stumbled upon by someone?
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:40:08 PM EDT
the viet cong knew about it, that's where they stored their secret spaceships.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:41:48 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By smokiexd45:


How did something that big go that long without being stumbled upon by someone?
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A few decades it seems.

 
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:43:11 PM EDT
INB4 VACaver!
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:44:04 PM EDT
It's actually a Nork tunnel.  They took a wrong turn and came out in Vietnam.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:47:40 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By smokiexd45:


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Here's the story of the farmer who found it. It was actually pretty difficult to find.



http://www.sondoongcave.org/news/Ho-Khanh-a-local-farmer-and-biggest-cave-in-the-world-3.html



 
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:49:38 PM EDT
I'm not into caving but I'd love to see that with my own eyes.

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Originally Posted By Archtaan:
That is so cool!  I wonder if Shangri-La is in there!
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The way it sounds, some dong is in there.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:16:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Spectre210:
The way it sounds, some dong is in there.
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Originally Posted By Spectre210:
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
That is so cool!  I wonder if Shangri-La is in there!
The way it sounds, some dong is in there.

Hot dog in a hallway?
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:22:17 PM EDT
The fucking VC didn't fuck around with their tunnels did they.





Pretty damn mind blowing though, wish I could see it myself.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:29:02 PM EDT
Farmer lives on $50 per month. So he says he didn't get paid to be a guide to the caves for the British expedition?
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:34:26 PM EDT
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Hot dog in a hallway?
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Originally Posted By Spectre210:
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
That is so cool!  I wonder if Shangri-La is in there!
The way it sounds, some dong is in there.

Hot dog in a hallway?
Lol, you know what they say about ornamentals and penis size.
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Originally Posted By jestice75:


Farmer lives on $50 per month. So he says he didn't get paid to be a guide to the caves for the British expedition?
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I dunno but who ever opens up the tours there should at least give him a piece of the pie every month for finding it. Also I hope tourist don't trash up the place.



 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:08:33 AM EDT
The NVA had to of known about this place.  I can't wait till one of the explorers stumbles upon some cases of stolen U.S. supplies stashed in their and forgotten about.....
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:34:08 AM EDT


That's one long Doong!!


Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:43:44 AM EDT
Probably created by a B-52
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:25:43 AM EDT

If I found that I may have kept it to myself. for a while.




Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:47:32 AM EDT
That would have been the prepper's ultimate storage site.
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Originally Posted By blusheepdog:
The NVA had to of known about this place.  I can't wait till one of the explorers stumbles upon some cases of stolen U.S. supplies stashed in their and forgotten about.....
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Why would the NVA know every inch of remote jungle in their territory?

Kudos for at least recognizing that this cave is in the former North Vietnam. The VC jokes had me wondering if others comprehended that.

Kudos also to the guys who found this thing.  That is some hardcore Journey to the Center of the Earth shit.
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Originally Posted By CEFPARTS:
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I know a couple of people who've been there.

I'll get there one of these days  
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:05:33 AM EDT
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I know a couple of people who've been there.

I'll get there one of these days  
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Originally Posted By CEFPARTS:
INB4 VACaver!


I know a couple of people who've been there.

I'll get there one of these days  


That's got to be like an Everest type thing for someone with your interests.  

And, you're probably wondering what took us so long to hear about this thing.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:12:52 AM EDT
Oh wow, thats an awesome cave.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 4:25:47 AM EDT
Awesome.
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Link Posted: 9/9/2013 12:41:39 PM EDT
The cave had never been entered before because the entrance was small and it emitted a frightening noise keeping the locals out.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-kuZ2A1Jig
NatGeo on the cave.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgBFl847z-4


Link Posted: 9/9/2013 12:48:53 PM EDT
Hard to believe the NVA didn't use that for storage of items headed down the Ho Chi Minh trail
since it's location was so close to what was the DMZ during the war.

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Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:


Hard to believe the NVA didn't use that for storage of items headed down the Ho Chi Minh trail

since it's location was so close to what was the DMZ during the war.



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We would have had to drop a tactical nuke in that place.



 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:10:24 PM EDT
I'm not sure by what criteria they are judging size, but 5.5 miles isn't even in the ball park for largest cave.

Mammoth Cave:

To date, explorers have mapped and surveyed more than 390 miles of cave passage, making Mammoth Cave by far the longest known cave system in the world. The explorers are still discovering new passages, and they often say that "there is no end in sight."
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Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:18:25 PM EDT
The only reason I'd ever visit Vietnam....
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:18:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cgrant26:
I'm not sure by what criteria they are judging size, but 5.5 miles isn't even in the ball park for largest cave.

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Originally Posted By cgrant26:
I'm not sure by what criteria they are judging size, but 5.5 miles isn't even in the ball park for largest cave.

Mammoth Cave:

To date, explorers have mapped and surveyed more than 390 miles of cave passage, making Mammoth Cave by far the longest known cave system in the world. The explorers are still discovering new passages, and they often say that "there is no end in sight."


LARGEST, not LONGEST....
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:25:55 PM EDT
Damn, that's a huge bitch!
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:36:56 PM EDT
Awesome in the true sense of the word.
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Originally Posted By cgrant26:


I'm not sure by what criteria they are judging size, but 5.5 miles isn't even in the ball park for largest cave.



Mammoth Cave:




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Originally Posted By cgrant26:


I'm not sure by what criteria they are judging size, but 5.5 miles isn't even in the ball park for largest cave.



Mammoth Cave:




To date, explorers have mapped and surveyed more than 390 miles of cave passage, making Mammoth Cave by far the longest known cave system in the world. The explorers are still discovering new passages, and they often say that "there is no end in sight."


This cave is 200m high by around 150m wide by 5.5 miles long. So they say its the largest for a single cavern I think.



 
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Originally Posted By Zaphod:


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Imagine all the ordnance that's still out there in the jungle.



 
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Originally Posted By Zaphod:
The only reason I'd ever visit Vietnam....
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You forgot about the cheap hookers
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:37:43 PM EDT
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In case they run across any balrogs:







 
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You forgot about the cheap hookers
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Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
Originally Posted By Zaphod:
The only reason I'd ever visit Vietnam....

You forgot about the cheap hookers


And shooting cows with RPGs
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:04:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By VACaver:


I know a couple of people who've been there.

I'll get there one of these days  
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Originally Posted By CEFPARTS:
INB4 VACaver!


I know a couple of people who've been there.

I'll get there one of these days  


In after VACaver
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:06:05 PM EDT

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And shooting cows with RPGs
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Originally Posted By NotAFudd:



Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:


Originally Posted By Zaphod:

The only reason I'd ever visit Vietnam....


You forgot about the cheap hookers




And shooting cows with RPGs
Can I shoot a cow with a RPG while nailing a cheap hooker?



Because that would seal the deal.



 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:11:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jestice75:
Farmer lives on $50 per month. So he says he didn't get paid to be a guide to the caves for the British expedition?
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Yeah you would think they would have paid him something.  Shit he owes 550$ on his farm, they could have at least scrapped something together and paid it off for him.
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