We are delighted to welcome Huong Le from the Save Son Doong group as the opening plenary speaker at our upcoming IBO regional workshops event hosted at UNIS Hanoi. And the team will be with her to bring the virtual experience of the worlds largest and most pristine caves to our community again.
Sessions for UNIS Hanoi community ONLY will be available in 30 minute time slots from 9:00 until 16:00 on Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3.
(REMINDER: There is no school on Thursday or Friday (November 1-2) due to our all school professional development training days.)
What is the Son Doong Cave Experience?
Would you like to experience the world’s largest cave via VIRTUAL REALITY? Thanks to the Save Son Doong Organisation in partnership with Samsung, the Son Doong VR Experience is coming back to UNIS Hanoi in the Centre for the Arts foyer.
Five-million year-old Son Doong Cave is located in the core area of UNESCO World Heritage listed Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh province. First discovered by a local man in 1991, the cave was officially claimed as the largest in the world in 2009 by the British Cave Research Association. The main Son Doong cave passage is more than five km long, 200 metres high and 150 metres wide, which could fit an entire 40-floor city block in New York or a Boeing 747. The cave runs for approximately 9 kilometres and is punctuated by two large dolines, which are areas where the ceiling of the cave has collapsed. Sunlight enters the dolines creating small forests with different types of trees and vegetation.
**The Virtual Reality headsets are designed for ages 12 and up only, children must be at least 12 years old to sign up.**