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Film about Son Doong Cave wins New York City Drone Film Festival

Monday, March 07, 2016

(National Times)- The documentary about Son Doong, the world’s largest cave in Quang Binh, Vietnam, filmed by ABC News has earned an award of New York City Drone Film Festival in the category of News and Documentary.

Took place on March 4-6, New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. This is the 2nd year this festival was held in New York, attracting 150 films from 19 countries.

Hidden Worlds: Son Doong Cave made by ABC in April 2015 was live broadcasted on Good Morning America on May 13, 2015. The documentary was filmed with drones at Son Doong Cave in central Vietnam. To complete the film, an ABC team of experts with the assistant of over 150 locals had been working for several days. Four tons of equipment had been shipped to Vietnam for this mission.  

Son Doong Cave (photo: Internet)

Son Doong Cave in the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park of Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, was discovered by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991. In 2009, a group of British explorers led by Howard Limber conducted a survey and then announced that it was the world's largest cave.

Son Doong is more than 200m wide, 150m high, and about 9km long. It also houses a jungle and a river, and could fit a 40-storey skyscraper within its walls.

It was recently suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit. Son Doong was also listed in the "52 Places to Go in 2014" by New York Times travel.

Translated by MD (Toquoc.vn)

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