British experts recently announced the discovery of 57 new caves in the central province of Quang Binh, the home of the world’s largest cave of Son Doong, including the Fairy Cave 2 in Minh Hoa district. The cave is 2,519 meters long and 94 meters deep.
Tours to the Fairy Cave 2 will be exclusively organized by Chua Me Dat Company Limited as of July 2016.
The tour will be two or four days.
After temporarily closing, tours to the Fairy Cave 1 willresume in July.
First explored by experts from the Royal British Caving Association in 1994, the cave consists of stalagmites that at times look like terraced rice fields. As one of the largest in the Tu Lan Cave system, Fairy Cave, with a total length of nearly 3 km, includes two branches - Fairy Cave 1 and Fairy Cave 2 - which are connected by a primeval forest with huge trees. The cave is dry, with streams only appearing in the flood season.
The opening to the cave is quite wide, at 50 meters, and has a height of nearly 70 meters. Due to flooding in the wet season its walls are covered with a layer of sand.
The name ‘the Cave of Fairies’ is tinged with mystery. Legend has it that the cave was named after a myth: fairies from heaven descended to this land, and were so busy sightseeing they forgot their way back to heaven.
Local people discovered this place hundreds of years ago and consider it a sacred place to carry out important rituals in their spiritual life, including praying for rain and for peace. The sacred and mysterious factors retain this scenic beauty’s ancient and wild characteristics.
Some pictures of Fairy Cave 2:
Photo: Oxalis Adventure
Compiled by Pha Le