Quang Binh Province in central Vietnam has not only Son Doong, but also other stunning caves, according to local porters.
Son Doong, which is the world’s largest cave located in the UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, has drawn international attention after the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) aired live a signature program featuring the grotto in May.
However, that does not mean the cave is the only one that can mesmerize visitors to Quang Binh as many other neighboring grottos also have stunning and wild beauty, promising to bring cave explorers unforgettable feelings and memories.
One of them is Nuoc Nut Cave, which has recently been found thanks to the security staff of a local tourism company. It is near Va Cave found in 2003 with thousands of stalactites inside.
In February 2012, a tour guide and a Dutch tourist discovered a cave which is in the vicinity of Son Doong.
The cave, named Kim for the tourist, will wow visitors with a 1km-long green river flowing inside and a yellow sandbank alongside.
The number of caves discovered lately in the area has kept increasing.
Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper introduces a series of photos that capture the beauty of the caves near Son Doong as follows:
Huge stalactites inside Tu Lan Cave. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The breathtaking beauty of Bi Mat (Secret) Cave that belongs to the Tu Lan cave system. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Stalactites and stalagmites look like terraces inside Tu Lan Cave in Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A big river with a yellow sandbank in Kim Cave. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nuoc Nut Cave. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The only way to get deep into Ken Cave is swimming through its big river. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two explorers inside Va Cave. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The stalactites on the ceiling of Tien Cave look like a sword matrix. Photo: Tuoi Tre