Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest – and its neighbor, which are located in a UNESCO-recognized park in Vietnam, wowed millions of American viewers as the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) aired live a signature program featuring the two caves’ resplendence on Wednesday.ABC broadcast the show accentuating the astounding magnificence of Son Doong and En (Swallow) Caves on “Good Morning America,” a much-loved program watched by an average of six million subscribers every day.
The caves are secluded in the core area of the UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, located in the north-central province of Quang Binh. En Cave is around two kilometers from Son Doong. It was the first time that ABC had reported live from inside the grottos, its crew members told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, who joined them while filming last week.The high-profile show aired live at 6:00 am East Coast time on Wednesday, or 6:00 pm the same day in Vietnamese time.\r\n\r\nThe two-hour show featured wondrous drone camera shots of the two grottos, as well as fairytale-like landscapes outside the caves. Another of its highlights was the crew’s activities including cooking, erecting tents, enjoying meals and building camp fires inside the two caves.Now in its 40th year, “Good Morning America” has been watched by generations of viewers who wake up to the show’s award-winning combination of breaking news, hard-hitting interviews, exclusive investigations, and financial reporting, according to the broadcaster’s website.
The “pearl” of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Doong Cave, which has a large, fast-flowing underground river inside, was found by a local resident named Ho Khanh in 1991. It became public after a group of British scientists from the British Cave Research Association, led by Howard and Deb Limbert, conducted a survey in Phong Nha-Ke Bang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in April 2009.
According to the Limberts, Son Doong Cave is five times larger than Phong Nha Cave, previously considered the biggest cave in Vietnam.The biggest chamber of Son Doong is more than five kilometers long, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide.With such large dimensions, Son Doong overtook Deer Cave in Malaysia as the world’s largest cave Hundreds of thrill seekers, mostly foreigners, are currently in line for an adventure expedition, which costs between US$3,000-6,000 each person, to the awe-inspiring cave.Here are the latest news:VISA EXEMPTION FOR CITIZENS OF SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES