A 192 meters deep sinkhole was discovered in China and inside researchers have found an amazing ancient forest, with 40 meters tall trees. Species that have yet to be discovered might live here.
Researchers have found the sinkhole nearby the village of Ping’e in the Guangxi Zhuang region at the beginning of this year. It is 192 meters deep, 304 metgers long and 149 meters wide.
Researchers have traveled for hours in order to reach the base and they found three cave entries. The bottom of the sinkhole is layered by a well conserved primitive forest with trees that grow towards the sun, according to experts quoted by China media sources.
Chen Lixin, who led the expedition team into the cave said that the bushes on the floor are as tall as a person and that some trees are even 40 meters tall.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that there are species that have never been found or described by humans living inside this caves”, the researcher said.
The Chinese region of Guangxi is well known for its spectacular formations. In november of 2019, Xinhua told about the discovery of a giant group of formations in the Guangxi region. Before this, in 2016, scientists have discovered the biggest group of formations in the world in the Shaanxi region in northwestern China.