posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by spungy
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.
edit on 3-1-2011 by plexus because: spelling