Adventure

There’s A Beach Inside This 300 Million Year Old Cave

Anyone fancy a dip?

Vietnam’s Hang En cave has its own climate, jungle and even a perfectly pristine beach with turquoise waters – so why haven’t we heard of it until now?

Currently considered the third largest cave in the world, Han En is found deep within Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in north-central Vietnam. It’s quickly becoming one of the must-see natural wonders of Vietnam – and for good reason.

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Measuring more than 131 metres high and 150 metres wide, the space is big enough to fit a Boeing 747 with a little room to spare. Passing through the cave’s limestone walls, visitors can examine fascinating fossils from a space that’s over 300 million years old.

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You’ll want to take your time in here, as it’s not everyday you get to dip your toes in a magical beach inside a cave.

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Hang En cave is a pitstop near the Ban Doong Village, close to the border with Laos and surrounded by pristine jungle, river crossings and friendly locals. To get there, it’s a moderate two-day hike that culminates in an overnight camp on the cave’s impressive beach.

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Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

(Images: Oxalis)