Son Doong Cave
Credit: National Geographic

I feel excited; like a little kid in a sweet shop. The vastness of the cave is almost overwhelming. I turn around to look longingly at the mist shrouded entrance wondering if I should flee the dark confines of what is in front of me. Echoes bounces off the walls and the drips of water from stalactites into the inky blackness of the underground lake sound crisp and sharp creating small tsunamis that spread outward from their point of impact, the rest of the lake is smooth like glass.

It is cold down here, warm clothing certainly needs to be worn or the cold will seep into you, penetrating deep into your core and cause you to become frozen in time like the boulders that are strewn around the entranceway. I shiver and pull my duck down jacket around me doing up all the buttons to keep in as much heat as possible, my hat pulled down too.

And then you hear it, almost imperceptible, from deep within the gloom it comes again “Myyy PRECIOUSSS”


As a Point of Interest I found out that this is called Son Doong Cave, apparently the largest cave in the world.

Do you get anything from this picture? Is it just a bit meh for you or do you find something rich and interesting in it? Please share your thoughts either way.



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