乐业穿洞天坑

Leye Chuandong Tiankeng - Leye Piercing Tiankeng - Pierced Hill Cave


Useful Information

Location: Shuaba Village, Tongle Town, Leye County
(24.808197, 106.488630)
Open: All year daily 8-17, last entry 16:30.
[2021]
Fee: Adults CNY 75.
[2021]
Classification: KarstTiankeng
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=370 m, W=150 m, VR=200 m.
Chuandong Cave: A=1161 m asl, L=202m, W=28 m, H=24 m.
Banyuedong: Ø=70 m, H=80 m.
Guided tours: self guided, D=2-3h
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Leye Chuandong Tiankeng, Shuaba Village, Tongle Town, Leye County, Tel: +86-776-7920585.
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History


Description

乐业穿洞天坑 (Lè yè chuān dòngtiān kēng, Leye Piercing Tiankeng) or 天坑地缝 (Chuandong Tiankeng) is a huge tiankeng (giant sinkhole) with an opening 370 m long and 150 m wide, and a depth of 200 m. It is not the biggest tiankeng in the area, but it has a spectacular entrance. The visitor walks through 穿洞 (Chuān dòng), a huge cavern which ends at the floor of the tiankeng, and offers an impressive view inside out. The cave has 10 m high stalagmites at the entrance, like the patron saint of Tiankeng. Inside there are 5 m high stalagmites and columns, and 4 m high blunt-topped stalagmites.

More spectacular is the chamber at the southwest end of the tiankeng, which is called Banyuedong. It has a small karstfenster or skylight is named Angel's Kiss in the ceiling with a beam of light shooting down from a height of 108 meters. It makes people feel that the hall is wide and empty. The cave chamber is 70m in diameter and 80m high.