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Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam before Son Doong journey: "This is something I'll carry with me my whole life"

A group of seven ambassadors, consuls-general to Vietnam and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State today took off on an excursion into Son Doong, the world’s largest natural cave. The delegates from the U.S., Australia, the UK, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Argentina have all gone through physical training programs and a series of medical tests in preparation for the adventure. Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Camilla Mellander shared her excitement before the trip.

Foreign diplomats visit final resting place of General Giap before descending into the deep

The ambassadors of Britain, Italy, Sweden, Argentine, the Czech Republic and Australia, along with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, visited General Vo Nguyen Giap’s grave yesterday in Quang Binh province to pay their respects.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State: Son Doong cave could "take human beings an instant to destroy"

Tom Malinowski called for "preserving Son Doong cave in its natural state" on the official Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy today, after returning from a five-day trip to the world's largest natural cave with seven ambassadors.
May 18, 2016 | 07:45 pm GMT+7

Formosa catastrophe takes toll on tourism in Vietnam province

Quang Binh is home to Son Doong, the world’s largest cave.
July 16, 2016 | 07:42 am GMT+7

2017’s tours to world’s largest cave in Vietnam province on sale

Bookings have been available since August 15 and are often sold out quickly.
August 17, 2016 | 06:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam province denies rumors of cable car construction in world’s largest cave

'Son Doong is an invaluable natural resource that needs to be preserved.'
January 17, 2017 | 05:52 pm GMT+7

Home to world’s largest cave Son Doong gearing up for tourism boom

Quang Binh is looking to cash in on King Kong, new flights and of course, Son Doong.
February 20, 2017 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

Plan approved for steel ladder to help explorers conquer 'Great Wall of Vietnam'

Despite concerns, experts say the towering wall inside Son Doong Cave needs a ladder to make future expeditions easier.
May 20, 2017 | 04:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s tourism ministry questions impact of giant ladder in world’s largest cave

Cavers are concerned that the 100m ladder could damage stalactites that have taken tens of thousands of years to form.
May 25, 2017 | 03:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave, where tourism and conservation coexist

New hope in times when tourism and economic development are damaging the environment.
May 31, 2017 | 09:47 am GMT+7

World's largest caves in Vietnam are not for everybody

'Some day down the line people will realize what has been lost, and by then it will be far too late.'
August 29, 2017 | 10:43 am GMT+7

Don’t try to ‘improve’ Vietnam's cave system. Learn to appreciate it instead

'When nature is exploited for our comfort and need for instant gratification, we fail to see it for what it is.'
August 30, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese province proceeds with controversial ladder plan in world’s largest cave

Authorities claim the 100m ladder that has been bolted to a rock face for visitors to climb will have an 'insignificant' impact on Son Doong.
October 11, 2017 | 10:51 am GMT+7

Vietnam dives into the deep to generate more cash from precious cave kingdom

The internet community is still abuzz over a government plan to build a cable-car into the cave kingdom.
November 23, 2017 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Should Vietnam build a cable car system in its cave kingdom?

We invite readers to debate the pros and cons of a cable car project and mass tourism in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
November 24, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7
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