Tuesday, July 28, 2009

World's Largest Cave Found

Apparently deep in the jungle in Vietnam. More pictures at the story.
At 262-by-262 feet (80-by-80 meters) in most places, the Son Doong cave beats out the previous world-record holder, Deer Cave in the Malaysian section of the island of Borneo.

Deer Cave is no less than 300-by-300 feet (91-by-91 meters), but it's only about a mile (1.6 kilometers) long.

By contrast, explorers walked 2.8 miles

via Neatorama

Update 7/28/09: Nellisir points out the Sarawak chamber, may actually still be the biggest cave chamber:

You could fly dragons around in these things!


  1. Passage. I think it's the world's largest cave passage.

  2. The world's largest cave chamber is Sarawak Chamber, in Borneo.

  3. Hey, thanks for the heads up, it looks like Sarawak is a taller and wider chamber, although at five kilometers long this new one will hold more gelatinous cubes :)

  4. "You could fly dragons around in these things"

    But how would they get there in the first place?