China’s Supercaves

Southern China has the world’s largest area of karst topography, where you’ll find hundreds of huge caves. Caver Andy Eavis first explored the caves of China in 1982. He went back in 2013, with a team of cavers from all over the world armed with the latest technology in order to map the caves of Guilin in the Guangxi region of southern China, including some of the biggest underground chambers in the world. Read about the laser-scanning expedition at National Geographic.

Then take a look through the caves yourself, with the 3D model created from the team’s laser scan.

(Image credit: Carsten Peter)


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Caption: Climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China's Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a collapsed cave. Sightseers have an easier option: a paved walkway to a viewpoint beneath the arch, then a dirt path to the top.

The NatGeo post has a series of simply amazing photos by Carsten Peter - the first one, shown above, took my breath away and the others didn't disappoint either. Bravo!
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