Son Doong among the 10 best virtual tours of world’s natural wonders

Son Doong Cave has recently made into the list of the 10 best virtual tours of the world’s natural wonders, published by The Guardian – a UK-based renowned newspaper.



The world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong in central Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, was explored by scientists for the first time in 2009, after a local man, Ho Khanh, discovered it in 1991, but did not locate it again until many years later.

Son Doong 360 is a project by National Geographic aiming to preserve the cave in digital form before it becomes subject to extensive tourism development.

A trek – created from 360-degree images and atmospheric sound effects – heads through light-filled caverns, passing a 70 metre-tall stalagmite called Hand of Dog, and huge sinkhole jungles.

Keep an eye out for members of the expedition crew, and take advantage of the high- definition images to zoom into details of the cave’s geology, flora – and fauna, too, if you look hard enough.

The Grand Canyon, USA, and Everest in Nepal are also in the list./.