A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

Categories: Asia | Design and Architecture

The village of Zhongdong in the mountainous Chinese province of Guijou is considered the only permanent settlement in the country in a natural cave. To get to this settlement, located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level, you can only walk. The ascent takes an hour, and due to the inaccessibility of the locals, it is not easy.

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

The cave is located high in the mountains, and you can only walk here.

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

About 100 people live here.

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

Residents raise livestock, as the nearest market is an hour and a half on foot through the mountains.

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

To make matters worse, the government declared that "China is not a cave people" and closed the village school back in early 2011. Now children have to walk two hours every morning to a different school.

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

In order to improve living conditions in the village, the elders tried to persuade the local government to build a road and connect the settlement with the existing infrastructure. Although Zhongdong Village has television and sometimes newspapers, it is generally cut off from the rest of the world.

A giant cave in China, which could fit an entire village for 100 people

The village even has its own basketball court.

Keywords: Basketball | China | Caves | School

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