Scientists Discover Massive Forest inside a Sinkhole in China

Chinese Sinkhole Forest
The newly discovered Chinese Sinkhole has massive Forest inside it

Earlier this month, cave explorers discovered a prehistoric forest at the bottom of a massive sinkhole in South China. Sinkholes like these are called Tiankeng in Chinese, which means "heavenly pit." The sinkhole, which is 630 feet deep, would swallow the Washington Monument and then some. An ancient forest stretches nearly three football fields across the pit's bottom, with trees towering over 100 feet tall. It is one of 30 massive sinkholes in the county, according to the Chinese government.

According to the Xinhua news agency, the trees can reach a height of 131 feet, and there's a chance of discovering new life forms.

The ancient trees at the bottom are nearly 40 metres high (131 feet), and the dense shade plants are up to one's shoulders, according to Chen Lixin, leader of the Guangxi 702 cave expedition team. Mr Lixin believes that species that have never been reported or described by science could be discovered in these caves.

The cave explorers had to hike for several hours to reach the sinkhole's bottom. According to the report, they discovered three entrances there. A "well-preserved primitive forest" lines the sinkhole's bottom.

The sinkhole in Leye County, which was formed by groundwater dissolving the limestone rock beneath the surface, is an example of karst topography.

According to NASA, karst topography covers about 13% of China, with the Guangxi region serving as a prime example of its beauty.

The Guangxi region is known for its stunning karst landscapes. South China in general is known for its Karst formations, which have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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