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Stepping Into This Cave Will Leave You Breathless - See Why

Do you have a bad case of wanderlust? It's not always an option to buy a plane ticket, pack your bags, and travel the world. Luckily, you may not have to travel to see this gigantic cave, because photographers have been there before you.  

Vietnam's Hang Son Doong is the world's largest cave, with multiple systems that reach up to 500 feet in width and 650 feet in height. Its main cavern is so vast, that a Boeing 747 could fit inside.

Ryan Deboodt, a world-famous cinematographer, spent eight days in the cave capturing incredible footage with a GoPro drone.

You may not be able to travel to the spot yourself, but you can always explore through the lens of Deboodt's camera.

When asked how he captured the enormity of the caves, Deboodt replied: "It was just being sure to have people in the shots—without people you just don’t really know. It’s just having the people down low. It’s sometimes difficult to even see them, but when you do, it makes it that much bigger."

The Hang Son Doong is also called the "River Mountain Cave"

With caves as gorgeous as this, it's hard to imagine wanting to exploit them for profit, but Deboodt says deforestation is a concern. "I’m fully on the conservation side," he said. "That’s one of the things I wanted to do with this video: to show how beautiful it is, and how it should be protected."

If you want more, check out this insane video footage of the caves:

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