WATCH: Amazing sinkhole discovery reveals giant, ancient underground forest

WATCH: Amazing sinkhole discovery reveals giant, ancient underground forest

A sinkhole in China has revealed something spectacular!

This giant karst sinkhole found in the South of China/Image credit: Song Wen/Xinhua/Alamy Live News/Live Science

The sinkhole in China, which is also called a tiankeng, has plants growing at the bottom in Luoquanyan Village of Xuan'en County, which is central China's Hubei province. 

According to Live Science, the sinkhole is 306 metres in length and 192 metres deep - huge! 

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The chasm has three cave entrances, as well as ancient trees that stretch up to 40 meters in height, some of which could be undiscovered species of plants trees - possibly even wildlife!

Check out the sinkhole in China that revealed this giant, ancient underground forest below:

George Veni is the executive director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) in the USA. He told Live Science that it comes as no surprise because southern China is home to karst topography, a landscape prone to dramatic sinkholes and otherworldly caves.

We thought this is a pretty cool story to share. 

It's just another indication of just how much we don't know about our planet. 

So much lurks below our seas and the vast masses of land around the world.

Here are some other fascinating discoveries that have been made over the years:

Göbekli Tepe (Turkey)

Amazing recent ancient discoveries

Hidden collection of Nazi artifacts was discovered (Argentina)

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