The Vietnam War, which tore this country apart and forever changed its politics and culture, has never been the subject of a Smithsonian exhibition. The nation managed to build a memorial in 1982 to those who died in the war, less than a decade after the fall of Saigon, and, in 2017, Americans watched an epic 18-hour PBS documentary about the war, without any substantial political controversy. The war is included within exhibitions at the National Museum of American History, is referenced in the National Museum of African American History and Culture and served as the backdrop to an anniversary exhibition about the Vietnam memorial in 2003. But it hasn’t been the subject of specific, focused curatorial reconsideration.
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Sunshine through a section of Son Doong at around noon. Photo: Ryan Deboodt Sunshine through a section of Son Doong at around noon. Photo: Ryan Deboodt
US magazine Smithsonian has put Son Doong, the world’s largest cave in central Vietnam, on top of its new list of 25 places to see in the 21st century.
Son Doong, or Mountain River, is around five miles long, five times longer than the world’s second longest cave, Deer in Malaysia, 450 feet at its widest and 600 feet at its highest. Continue reading “World’s largest cave in Vietnam named greatest place to see in 21st century”