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Ha Long Bay and Son Doong cave is on top 27 natural wonder of Asia

May 29, 2015          6002 views
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(Cinet)- US travel guide site Smarter Travel has named Ha Long Bay and Son Doong cave from Vietnam in a list of 27 favorite natural wonders in Asia.
According to Smarter Travel, Ha Long Bay came first in the list, described as a giant sea dragon with over 1,500 islets jutting out of the turquoise water with over 1,500 islets jutting out of the turquoise water.
Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest cave took the 19 th place. Located in central Vietnam, the cave is over 200 metres high and 150 metres wide. It is home to a network of underground rivers, tropical jungle and even beaches. The cave stretches around five kilometers in the jungle of central Vietnam, contains at least 150 individual grottoes, a dense subterranean jungle and several underground rivers. It has gained international fame since, and even more after magnificent images of it appeared on the US popular talk show Good Morning Vietnam earlier this month. ABC’s host Ginger Zee called it Avatar while exploring the cave with a team.
In addition, Can Gio, a district with vast mangrove forests in Ho Chi Minh City, is lesser known.

The wetlands support thousands of mangroves, around 200 different species of wildlife and 150 species of flora.It is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere that plays an important role in preventing coastal erosion in the area.
The Can Gio wetlands support not only thousands of mangroves, but also around 200 different species of wildlife and 150 species of flora”, says the website.

Rounding on the list of top 27 include Longdong of Taiwan, The Chocolate Hills, of the Philippines, Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia, Marble Rocks of India, Thi Lo Su Waterfall of Thailand, Natural Forest Park of Zhangjiaje of China, Al-Hasa Oasis of Saudi Arabia, Tubbataha Reef of the Philippines, Karst Mountains and Caves of China, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park of the Philippines, Mt. Kelimutu of Indonesia, Komodo National Park of Indonesia, Kuang Si Falls of Laos, The Valley of the Geysers of Russia, Okama of Japan, Tojinbo of Japan, Lonar Crater and Lake of India, Manjanggul Lava Tube of the Republic of Korea, Ta Prohm Temple Trees of Cambodia, Tiger Leaping Gorge of China, GunungMulu National Park of Malaysia, The Stone Forest of China, Taroko Gorge of Taiwan, and Lion's Rock of Sri Lanka.



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