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Vietnamese honey hunter makes new discovery near world's largest cave
By Truong Quang Nam - Thanh Nien News -
 The entrance of a new cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Photos credit: Nguyen Van Ninh
 Limestone pillars in different shapes inside the cave.
 The cave is near the now-famous Son Doong.
A honey hunter has discovered a new cave near Son Doong, the world's largest cave in central Vietnam
Nguyen Van Ninh of Quang Binh Province on Wednesday handed over photos he took at the cave to the UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
"When looking for honey in the forest, I saw the cave," he said.
The cave is two hours' walk from the Ho Chi Minh Highway.
Ninh said its entrance is about 2.5 meters high and three meters wide.
It took him 25 minutes to walk to the cave's end.
The cave has three main chambers with high roofs and large stalactites and stalagmites in different shapes.
The park's management has asked a local forest ranger agency to step up protection measures and announced a plan to explore the cave soon.