In Southern China, cave researchers discovered an ancient forest at the bottom of a sinkhole.
A foreign agency reported Tiankeng sinkhole, translated in English as the celestial hole, is protecting an ancient forest whose length is equal to three football fields in length and height can reach heights of up to 130 feet.
Ancient forest found at bottom of huge sinkhole in China
It’s also 150 meters wide and 192 metres deep.
It was discovered outside of Ping’e village in Leye County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. They reached the ground and came across ancient trees and plants.
It has three caves in its walls, according to Zhang Yuanhai, a senior engineer of the China Geological Survey’s Institute of Karst Geology. At the bottom, there is a primitive forest.
According to Chen Lixin, the expedition team’s leader, there might be life that has yet to be discovered.
The term natural rock landscape is used to describe landscapes that are made by a sinkhole. They got totally formed when bedrock dissolves into groundwater.
It is an implication of the particular region sinkholes and caves. The exploration of this cave is rare because there is enough light to allow the growth of trees despite its depth.