Hang Son Doong
is the largest cave in the world, and thanks to Ryan Deboodt
and his film crew, the world will get to discover that it might also be the most beautiful. Estimates date the cave's creation somewhere between 2-5 million years ago due to river-erosion of the natural limestone. As if that weren't amazing enough, the mountain above the cave has collapsed in several places creating the most epic skylights I've ever seen.
The video below takes us on a journey through the magical underground landscape of Hang Son Doong in a way never before seen. It's easy enough to say something is the "largest in the world," but when you look at the size of the people being filmed in relation to this massive cave, you really get a sense for just how grand it really is.
The cave sits about 360 miles (580km) south of Hanoi, Vietnam and was discovered locally in 1991, and then re-discovered (if that's a thing) by the British in 2009. The name "Hang Son Doong" fittingly means "mountain river cave," and what a river cave it is. My favorite shot is the time-lapse from inside of the cave, looking out towards the beams of sun coming through the natural skylight. What about you?
The aerial photography is absolutely spellbinding, and the natural skylights almost seem fictional. Mother nature really outdid herself with this one. So what did you think of this film? We'd love to see your thoughts on Hang Son Doong, and spread the cave's beauty if you were as captivated as I was.