Son Doong Cave Tops 21st Century Life List

10:46:08 PM | 9/10/2015

Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave has been named as the top destination among the 25 great places to see in the 21st century by the US magazine the Smithsonian.

The magazine affirmed “located at Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Doong cave has ceilings so high (600 feet) they could accommodate the Washington Monument. Its widest expanses (450 feet) could fit a pair of Boeing 747s side by side. A shimmering blue river runs through it.”

“The cave is more than five miles long-about five times longer than its nearest competitor for the world’s longest, Deer Cave in Sarawak, Malaysia,” the Smithsonian emphasized.

The four spots following Son Doong Cave include Cern Laboratory (Switzerland), Spaceport America (New Mexico), Mountain Trekking (East Africa) and Alma Telescope (Chile).

The other locations on the list are Mendenhall Ice Caves (Alaska), Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi), Cayman Trench (Caribbean Sea), Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar), Havana (Cuba), Leicester (England), Haifa (Israel), Ross Island (Antarctica), Delhi Temple (India), John Muir Way (Scotland), Karakum Desert (Turkmenistan), Tianmen Mountain (China), Ecuador by Rail and Ellis Island Hospital (New York city).