In the mountainous Xuanen county of Hubei province, a 290-meter deep sinkhole previously used to dump trash has revealed a flourishing ecological landscape after workers cleared tons of rubbish out of the site.
The entrance of the sinkhole.
Several workers are photographed moving trash out of the sinkhole, now a vibrant and thriving habitat.
The sinkhole has rarely been visited in recent decades due to its inconvenient location, according to Xinhua News
The trash is taken out from the sinkhole through a hanging basket.
This past January, a local business invested several million yuan in a bid to turn the dumping site into a tourist attraction.
A large palm tree grows inside the sinkhole.
The former trash pit is now a vibrant and thriving habitat, home to a variety of plants and animals as a result of karst surface developments and humid climate.
A fern is seen inside the sinkhole.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Tencent News]