Sunday, April 11, 2010

The biggest cave - Sarawak Chamber, Malaysia

The largest single cavern in the world is the Sarawak Chamber, in Sarawak, Eastern Malaysia. It was discovered in 1980.

The largest cave system in the world is under the Mammoth Cave national Park in the state of Kentucky.

Sarawak is part of Eastern Malaysia and is on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The Sarawak Chamber is under the Gunung Mulu National Park. It was surveyed in 1980 and found to be 2,297 feet long, an average of 984 feet wide, and at least 230 feet high.

At Mammoth Cave National Park, there is a maze of caves and passageways at different levels. The Mammoth Cave system itself is 190 miles long. Only 2 1/2 miles from the entrance to Mammoth Caves is the entrance to Flint Ridge Caves. In 1972, Mrs. P. Crowther discovered an underground route linking the two cave systems.

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