Stalactites inside a cave at Phong Nha - Ke Bang Park in central Vietnam.
British cave researchers have discovered a cave in central Vietnam full of enchanting stalactite structures.
Members of the British Cave Research Association said the new cave, now called "Va," is more beautiful than Son Dong, which has been known as the world's biggest cave since 2009.
Son Dong is the topic of documentaries by Japan's Kyodo News, National Geographic, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
A Sunday report by news website VnExpress said Va is around 400 meters from Son Dong, located within the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province.
The report said the cave was discovered by the British association.
Ho Khanh, a local man, said Va is only 1.7 kilometers long, but the foreign experts said its beauty may be unrivaled in Vietnam.
"The British excavators said the cave's stalactite structures are even more beautiful than Son Dong," Khanh told VnExpress.
The excavators, led by Dr Howard Limbert, also found seven more caves during the expedition, which began in early March and is set to last until next month.
The park also has one of the world's most beautiful cave, Thien Duong (Paradise), which was discovered by the association in 2005.