Xiaozhai Tiankeng ⚜ “Heavenly Pit”

Locals have known of its existence for thousands of years, but Xiaozhai Tiankeng has only been explored and mapped in the last thirty years.

Called the Heavenly Pit, this sinkhole (the largest in the world) formed over the limestone Difeng cave which was carved by a powerful underground river.

Located in Fengjie, China the collapsed ceiling opening is 2,045 ft. in legnth and 1,762 ft. wide.

Over 1,200 species of flora and fauna as well as many rare animals (including the Clouded Leopard) have been found in the sinkhole. A 2,800-step staircase has been recently added to facilitate exploration.


Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)