Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is threatened by the cable cars project

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is threatened by the project of the cable cars: This is the concern of the British newspaper Telegraph while hearing about the project of the construction of cable cars.

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

The Telegraph Tourism website (UK) has published an article of the journalist Natalie Paris about the Son Doong Cave. From the first lines, the journalist Natalie Paris said that there were very few lucky visitors who have the opportunity to discover this Natural Wonder. It is the largest cave in the world, the Son Doong Cave, located in the province of Quang Binh in central Vietnam.

The author did not forget to share information about Son Doong. The largest cave on the planet contains one of the world's oldest primitive ecosystems. "It's certainly one of the most spectacular destinations on this planet," said the author.

Until now, the number of visitors is still very limited with around 500 people a year. At present, Oxalis, a company specializing in adventure tourism services in Vietnam, is the operator of trips to the cave. In 2017, the number of trips inside the Son Doong Cave was booked within 20 hours.

According to the description of the article, the interior space of the cave is so large that it can accommodate a 40-story building. At the same time, the widest point is enough for a Boing 747 aircraft to pass.

The author insisted on raising awareness of the importance of the ecosystem in the cave. We cannot exploit the style of mass tourism difficult to control. Therefore, Natalie Paris showed her concern with the project of the construction of the cable cars in the cave of Son Doong.

"Mass tourism is encroaching on the Wonders of the World. We see it happening in Machu Picchu, in the Galapagos Islands...Imagine if there is a cable car system built on Mount Everest! If we do not protect them with sustainable tourism, this could certainly destroy future generations, "said Averie Timm, the manager of a news agency.

Before that, in November 2017, Mr. Nguyen Huu Hoai, chairman of the Quang Binh People's Committee, confirmed that the province did not have a policy of building cable cars in the cave. Quang Binh's policy is to introduce experience and discovery tourism to the Son Doong Cave with the limited number of visitors.