a newly discovered sinkhole that is lush and verdant

In china, a team of scientists and explorers rappelled down the steep sides of a newly discovered Tiankeng – which translates to ‘heavenly pit’ in Mandarin. These massive sinkholes are created when groundwater below the surface erodes away the limestone over many years. This particular sinkhole brings to mind of the lush and verdant world from the movie Avatar.

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