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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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Awesome! Thank you for the link! Its not a big deal, I really dont care about double posts. I just post interesting things for people to see.




posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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I am with on on that outlook, but I am sure I will offend someone on here, with something. Truly remarkable place. Makes me forget about all the negativeness in this world today.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Yeah well thats their problem lol You did more research and found amazing pictures. Saves me time anyhow lol



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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Thank you for linking to your thread...I love the interactive river cave linky... It reminds me of those sixties/seventies films like the Land that Time Forgot, the special effects were always crap (lizards with fins stuck on them to make them look like Scelidosaurus'), but you could ignore that, the concept was just too appealing not to...no dinosaurs in these caves though, so far at least, I'm thinking more insect species, big transparent and colourless with many legs no doubt...which means that in reality, pathetically, I would be unlikely to ever go near the place without a Tungsten lamp, but am very glad others have done so so that I can still enjoy the marvel. Photography; a wonderful invention for the curious and unintrepid amongst us.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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What a fantastic find



Makes you wonder how many of these there are on (below) earth?

I wonder how deep life and flora and fauna can be sustained?

Really makes you wonder....


Awesome pics too


Here's the gallery

ngm.nationalgeographic.com...
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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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ngm.nationalgeographic.com...


Heres the link to the photos from moose!



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Masqua the super moderator closed my post. Make sure you switch the links over


Ha! you got it already..cool
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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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I downloaded a documentary that aired just before christmas on this, the still photos don't do it justice..

I believe it's called National Geographic - World's Biggest Cave

But contrary to what others have suggested, it does have an end. They reach the end in the documentary.

The system just manages to scrape in for the title of worlds largest in vertical height and overall length.




posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by seedofchucky

Originally posted by ANOMALY502
That is so cool!!!!!

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Back to your hole you go sparky


quit being such a baby



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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HA you still think your a mod thats unreal. just keep on trucking!


This place looks amazeing id love to visit it sometime. Is it open to the public?



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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I don't see why it wouldnt. Im not sure how it plays legally though. I've been really thinking hard on exploring it myself this summer.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Yeah I would love to go to south East Asia. It summer down there now I think.. I wonder what the weather is like in May or June. I say it would be through a big jungle. Has it only been discovered?



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) was first discovered in 1991 by a local, but wasn't publicly revealed until explorations could take place in 2009, the documentary i suggested is the result of the first expeditions.

I doubt it will be open for public inspection any time in the next 5 years, more expeditions are planned with other local and international study groups. The main thing being that you aren't able to even enter the cave system without a experienced knowledge of abseiling/rock climbing.

I would say that after some more studies are under taken that the local tourism industry would boom over being able to put some kind of infrastructure into the cave to allow people to take a tour, big draw card considering it is now officially the worlds biggest.

The biggest chamber of Son Doong is over five kilometers in length, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide.

Easily enough space to house 6 or more statues of liberty standing in a line.



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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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It's been done before...But yes, it would require experience. I would suggest training a bit before exploring it. I plan on getting back into the groove of climbing again and train a bit before going.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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How amazing! Beautiful! Astounding! ...It's own weather system! Jungles!

I want to live there!!!

Thank you so much for sharing and posting this. What a marvelous incredible world it is that we are destroying.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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I think you're refering to Cu Chi (name of that county) tunnel, a network of handmade tunnel with radius of 25 km. I lived 20 miles from that place. Pretty impressive even for us locals.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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There are several caves like this newfound (not as big, not that I know of) in Nha Trang and Vinh Ha Long.....I've taken few trips there...pretty cool.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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Its amazing that this place wasn’t found during the war. It must be pretty remote. I’m sure you could visit if you had the means to get there. I don’t think it would be an easy task but it would be some experience.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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wow just wow

and it certainly reminds one of mascons

KT mentioned old series/films, I agree, those weird coppery greens

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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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this place should be declared a world heritage site no doubt

I hope they find some of those Hobbits in there or some mini Dinos ! how cool would that be?!

seriously there could be anything from El Dorado to Shambala in a place like this !
God I wanna go there..before BP finds it





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