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Discover giant sinkhole in Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave system
A young man recaps his 60-hour exploration of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang caves, including the controversial sinkhole Kong Collapse.
A travel blogger named Lo Huu Duc Anh, who visited the sinkhole in May 2019, said the name Kong Collapse is derived from its gorilla skull shape. His three day and two night journey took a total 60 hours, and included a 20 km jungle trek, 6.5 km cave exploration, and 500 m swim via an underground river at a temperature of 17-18 degrees Celsius.
Kong Collapse is the first stop for a night's sleep in Duc Anh's journey to Tiger Cave. “In the evening, we merely sat together listening to the tales told by our guide, the lack of reception allowing everyone to disconnect. Our meals were pretty decent, including the morning tea and coffee,” he said.
Entering Tiger Cave, explorers need to traverse a 150-meter-high boulder.
Inside the cave, visitors are dumbfounded by the many colored rocks.
On exit, the group had to swim 300 m to reach the light.
Walking 15 more minutes, the explorers reached the pitch dark Over Cave.
The 3.2 km trek inside Over Cave proved extremely muddy, but revealed extravagant rock formations sculpted over millenia.
A green carpet of different vegetation leads to Pygmy Cave.
About 500 m ahead, the crew finally reached the camping area where they could wash in a small stream, enjoy dinner and converse before rejoining reality the next morning.
Posted at 2020 Jun 03 13:45
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