Son Doong continues to be honored the world’s most majestic cave by Insider
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This poll’s criteria are based on the underlying philosophy "traveling deeper" of tourists. Accordingly, the chosen places must be ones where travelers can thoroughly enjoy the gorgeous beauty of nature
Son Doong Cave was discovered British Royal Cave Research Association by in 2009, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang grotto system in central Quang Binh Province. It was formed from 2 - 5 million years ago with a width of 150m, a height of over 200m, and a length of at least 5km. With this dimension, Son Doong is the largest cave in Vietnam and in the world, said the Oxalis Adventure
|Son Doong - the largest cave in the world (Photo:Ryan Deboodt)|
Its grandeur is so stunning that it can be large enough to house a 40-floor tall building in New York as well as a Boeing 747 aircraft flying through.
Featured with magnificent stalactite collection, attractive “cave pearls”, the broad river flowing along the cave, and one-of-a-kind green forest inside the cave, Son Doong is an incredibly spectacular wonder of nature.
The eco-system inside Hang Son Doong is as unique as it is large, and it even has its own localized weather system
The Great Barrier Reef is known as the largest coral reef in the world. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. In 1981, the Great Barrier was recognized as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world by CNN
Frying Pan Lake is the world's largest hot spring, located in the Echo Crater of the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley, New Zealand. Its acidic water maintains a temperature of about 50–60 °C (122–140 °F). The lake’s surface always boils and is covered by steam, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon dioxide. Despite its high temperature, this place is the home for numerous heat- tolerating species, revealed the Lake Scientist
The Dead Sea is located in Israel and Jordan, about 15 miles east of Jerusalem. It is extremely deep (about 1,000 feet) and the lowest body of water in the world. Especially, the Dead Sea contains extremely large amounts of salt; therefore, visitors can float without knowing to swim or using a life jacket
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world, according to Zambia tourism
Mauna Kea has an altitude of 4,205 meters (13,796 feet) - much lower than Mount Everest. However, Mauna Kea is an island, and if the distance from the bottom of the nearby Pacific Ocean floor to the peak of the island is measured, then Mauna Kea is "taller" than Mount Everest. In winter, Mauna Kea is covered by snow; therefore, this is a famous place to go skiing, reported the Geology
Praia do Cassino (Brazil) is the longest beach in the world stretching from the Rio Grande seaport in the north to the border with Uruguay in the south. This is a well-known tourist destination that attracts a lot of both domestic and foreign visitors to swim, snorkel, surf, etc…
General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single-stem tree on Earth, according to Wikipedia
Antarctica is the home of Lambert - the largest and fastest- moving glacier in the world. Lambert is a part of eastern Antarctica and accounts for 8% of the ice here
Besides the aforementioned destinations, Angel –the tallest waterfall, Baika – the deepest and largest lake, Nile- the longest river, Steamboat- the largest volcanic island, Amazon- the largest rainforest, etc are also included in the list by Insider.
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