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Monday, January 17, 2011

Artikel - Penjelajah Menemui Gua di Vietnam

Credits to: Yahoo News
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Salam...


Selama beberapa dekad, ahli geologi mengetahui Vietnam adalah negara yang mempunyai beberapa gua yang menakjubkan di dunia, kebanyakan daripadanya belum dijelajahi. ....






Like a castle on a knoll, a rock formation shines beneath a skylight in Hang Son Doong. A storm had just filled the pool, signaling that exploring seasonwas coming to an end.





In the dry season, from November to April, a caver can safely explore Hang Ken, with its shallow pools. Come the monsoon, the underground river swellsand floods the passages, making the cave impassable.





Moss-slick boulders and a 30-foot drop text author Mark Jenkins at the forest-shrouded entrance to Hang Son Doong. 'Even though these caves are huge, they're practically invisible until you're right in front of them,' Jenkins says. Hunters have found caves by spotting winds gusting from underground openings.





A climber ascends a shaft of light in Loong Con, where humidity rises into cool air and forms clouds inside the cave.





A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside this lit stretch of Hang Son Doong, which may be the world's biggest subterranean passage.





Navigating an algae-skinned maze, expedition organizers Deb and Howard Limbert lead the way across a sculpted cavescape in Hang Son Doong. Ribs form as calcite-rich water overflows pools.






Mist sweeps past the hills of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, its 330 square miles set aside in 2001 to protect one of Asia's largest cave systems. During the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese soldiers hid in caves from U.S. air strikes. Bomb craters now serve as fishponds.


Sumber: Explorers discover spectacular caves in Vietnam

2 comments:

Miss Yaty said...

cantiknya panorama di vietnam ;)

Mr. Swift said...

Hyee! Singgah sini lepak-lepak jap tadi dan ohh polo anda!
Heyy btw lawa blog and happy blogging! Peace! :)

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