(ECNS) -- A giant sinkhole has been discovered by a Chinese cave exploration team in Leye County, Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing the number of known sinkholes in the area to 30.
The giant sinkhole measures 306 meters in length, 150 meters in width and 139 meters in average depth, with its volume exceeding 5 million cubic meters.
There are three large caves in the wall, which are presumed to be remains of the early evolution of the sinkhole.
A well-preserved primitive forest is at the bottom of the sinkhole, with a large number of collapsed rocks scattered on the ground.
As a typical karst landscape region in southern China, Leye has the largest cluster of sinkholes in the world.