“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
– By Freya Stark –
Thanks Freya Stark for this wonderful inspirational travel quotation. This is to say, the more you travel the more experience you gain. Traveling will definitely broaden your body of knowledge as well as provide you first-hand experience of exploring exotic unknown places in every corner of the world.
Nowadays, the world is full of magnificent places waiting out there to be explored. Therefore, don’t hesitate to plan a trip to visit amazing natural wonders. And welcome to Vietnam – the land of heart-touching spectacular landscape. There, your passion of discovery will be certainly fulfilled. Here, I want to share with you a newly explored place in Quang Binh Province – Dark Cave, also known as Hang Toi.
Nestled at the area of Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park on the bank of Chay River, Dark Cave is a typical tectonic formation from 400 to 500 years ago. This place is also a historical site that witness both glories and sufferings during the war. During the war against the United States, Dark Cave was used as a safe shelter to avoid bombs of the enemy. Therefore, Dark Cave is also a place full of Vietnam’s history.
Discovered in 1992 by The British Cave Research Association, the cave was named Dark Cave because the dark night covered every corner of the cave.
What makes Dark Cave attractive?
One highlight of the Dark Cave is that there is a broad collection of colorful stalactites including old, stained, lemon yellow, lime white spot color stalactites. Moreover, Dark Cave also possesses special stalactites that own ferns parasites which is rarely seen in other caves in any place. According to scientific research, these stalactites are the result of strong geological movement. Additionally, Dark Cave also becomes the home to such animals as bat and swift.
Dark Cave has a length of 6 kilometers and especially, it is considered to be Son Doong-miniature. During the rainy season, that the water level rises has created an ideal and favorable condition for mud to accumulate, thereby promoting the development process of forming large natural mud pool. This pool with essential minerals will certainly provide excellent massage service to help them obtain full relaxation.
Perhaps, there are a lot of mysterious things that haven’t been discovered. Therefore, it is one of the most attractive destinations for those who have a passion for exploring unknown things. Hope that you will have a great trip to Dark Cave and enjoy your best time there.