Ha Long Bay is part of Gulf of Tonkin, located in North – East of Viet Nam, it has been recognized as natural wonder by UNESSCO twice, in 1994 and 2000. The heritage area consisting of nearly 2000 islands, this area containing very important traces of formation and development of the Earth and was one of the cradle of ancient Vietnamese people.
Son Doong Cave is part of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park - latest member of natural wonder in Vietnam, this complex of park only became part of UNESSCO in 2003 and were believed as one of the most unique, beautiful and complicated Karst tectonics in South East of Asia.
Son Doong Cave was found very first time in 1991 by a local man named Ho Khanh, in 2009 this cave was explored by a group of scientists from UK led by Howard Limbert
According to scientists, the cave was formed about 2- 5 million years ago, when water flowed through cracks, eroded limestone and created an underground tunnel. In soft limestone areas the ceiling collapsed formed large holes which became giant domes afterward. The cave is even bigger than Deer cave – largest cave in the world before Son Doong cave found. It is around 8,5km long, 200m wide and 200m high – could fit in 60 stories sky-scraper. Lots of stalactites and stalagmites in many different beautiful shaped could be seen here, some of them are more than 70m high. A river could be seen inside, as well as a tropical jungle homed to a diversified system of fauna and flora.
Can Gio Mangrove Forest in Ho Chi Minh city, it has been recognized by UNESSCO as a biosphere reserve of the world in 2000 and this important forest is consider the green lung for Ho Chi Minh city and is assessed as the best care, restored and protected place in Viet Nam.
This Mangrove forest is also an ideal place for scientific research, it has 150 flora species, 130 species of bird, 744 species of fauna and 130 species of fish.
The complete list of 27 most beautiful natural wonders in Asia are:
Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam), Longdong (Taiwan), the Chocolate Hills (Philippines), Flaming Cliffs in Gobi Desert (Mongolia), Marble Rocks (India), Thi Lo Su Waterfall (Thailand), Natural Forest Park of Zhangjiaje (China), Al-Hasa Oasis (Saudi Arabia), Tubbataha Reef (Philippines), Karst Mountains and Caves in Guilin (China), Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Philippines), Kelimutu Mountain (Indonesia), Komodo National Park (Indonesia), Kuang Si Waterfall (Laos), Geysers Valley (Russia), Okama Lake (Japan), Tojinbo Cliffs (Japan), Lonar Crater Lake (India), Son Doong Cave (Viet Nam), Manjanggul Lava Tube (the Republic of Korea), Ta Prohm Temple Trees in Siem Reap (Cambodia), Tiger Leaping Gorge (China), Gunung Mulu National Park (Malaysia), the Stone Forest (China), Taroko Gorge (China), Lion's Rock Relic Site (Sri Lanka) and Can Gio Mangrove Forest (Viet Nam).
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