Admiring stalactites in Thien Duong Cave

November 06, 2014 | 09:22
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Thien Duong Cave, or Paradise Cave, is one of the most beautiful, magnificent caves in the world. Opened to tourists five years after its discovery in 2005, the cave is in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park that was recognized as the World Natural Heritage Site in 2003 by UNESCO.

According to scientists at the British Royal Cave Explorers’ Society, Thien Duong Cave is part of a limestone mountain at the altitude of 191 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a primeval forest in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. It is 31.4 kilometers long and 100 meters high.

It is over 60km from Dong Hoi City to the northwest and is just 4km from the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The cave is considered a wonderful land for visitors to develop their imagination upon weird and awesome shapes and sizes of stalactites.

Here are some photos taken by The Saigon Times Daily’s Phuong Thao.

a giant stalactite is seen at Thien Duong Cave
Tourists visit Thien Duong Cava
A tourist takes photos of stalactities in Thien Duong Cave - Photos: Phuong Thao


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