‘Eighth Wonder Of The World’ Discovered In A Crack In A Mountain


They have found the EIGHTH wonder of the world!

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A genuinely astonishing find, what is being dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” was made in a mountain crevice.

The seven wonders of the world—the Colossus of Rhodes, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria—are well-known to many of us, but it appears there may be one more that we should add to the list.

The marvel in issue is a subterranean kingdom with a roughly nine-kilometer length that is tucked away deep in central Vietnam’s jungle.

The world’s largest cave passage is known as Son Doong, which translates to “mountain river cave” in English.

The underground cave is not only lauded for its sheer grandeur, but it is also a place of exceptional natural beauty, complete with its own weather system, a jungle, numerous lakes, and peaks tall enough to fit New York City skyscrapers inside—granted, they would be 40 stories or less given its incredible 200 metre height.

The cave, which is thought to be between two and five million years old, can be found in Quang Binh Province’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and was discovered in 1991 by a local farmer.

Nevertheless, it wasn’t formally examined until 2009, some 20 years after its initial discovery, when the British Cave Research Association went underneath.

Since then, allegedly more individuals have climbed the enormous Mount Everest than passed through Hang Son Doong.

Although the natural phenomenon had existed unaltered for millions of years, proposals to construct a cable car through the cave in 2014 raised concerns for the natural phenomenon’s survival.

However, because of the possible harm that mass tourism could cause to the region and delicate eco-system, such plans for expansion were ultimately prevented by environmentalists and residents alike. Nevertheless, many people were still divided regarding the potential benefits it could bring.

People may now get a closer peek inside the wonder and how the neighbourhood suffered as the events unfolded in a recent documentary that was first released in the UK and Ireland (26 May).

The award-winning, feature-length documentary continues by describing the fight to preserve the Son Doong cave.

A Crack in the Mountain, the appropriately named movie in question, is currently streaming on Curzon.

“At its core, A Crack In The Mountain is a lens through which to explore the challenges which modern day Vietnam faces,” director Alastair Evans said.

“As the clock ticks down and people around the world struggle to find that optimum balance point between environmental sustainability and economic growth, nowhere is this battle more keenly contested than in a rapidly developing nation such as Vietnam.”

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