Stalactites discovered in Phong Nha-Ke Bang

Ever-seen stalactites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang world natural heritage site in the central province of Quang Binh have just been found by British Royal Cave Research Association’s tour guides, according to Nguyen Chau A, director of the International Travel Company Oxalis on November 11.

The stalagmites have been seen in the upper of the Va cave. It is a very ancient, rare and precious stalactite which is presumed to have been formed in the Precambrian period, about 600 million years ago, said Jonathan Sims, a member of the British Royal Cave Research Association.

According to the British Royal Cave Research Association’s tour guides, the Va cave is home to exquisite and unique bamboo shoot-shaped stalagmites. The bamboo shoot-shaped stones are 2m high, while the others which have been found in Thailand are under 20cm.

The Va cave has a length of one kilometer and a dome of 500 square meters.

 

            Stalagmites have been found in the Va cave.

Bamboo shoot-shaped stalagmites have been found in the Va cave.
 

By Minh Phong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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