My Adventure Story
Mickey Grosman, founder of Eco-Planet Adventure has just returned back from a search for new adventure in China.
Mickey: This was my first introduction trip to China and witnessing this country culture, past, present and future was amazing experience. Accompanied by local enthusiastic Chinese professional guides my trip begun at Shanghai, one of the most futuristic city of the world. From there we took a flight to Guilin, South China where we met Momo who live only short distance from Guangxi DOLINE cave.
We went on the Lee River down to Yangshuo - a breath taking topography that look like a scene from a fiction movie. Yangshuo, an authentic fishermen village that is built around the famous cones mountains is a hob for backpackers from around the world.
My goal of this trip was to find a new adventure avenue for our Eco-Planet adventurers' teams.
The Guangxi Tiankeng Doline cave only 2 hours south of Yangshuo is about 613 meters deep and its mouth is 600 meters wide from east to west and 420
meters from south to north. It covers an area of 960,000 square meters of underground primeval forest. Its volume is approximately 67 million cubic meters. there are many legends going around this pit. The locals are frightened to go inside where a river is running and trees are growing underground. Only few adventurers dared to go underground and only 15% of this cave has been explored so far.
The utmost mystery of this natural pits is that a virgin wild forest exists at
the bottom. Many rare plants that were extinct elsewhere are found here. It is
called by scientists abroad as "the largest botanic gene bank on the
While in China I learned that a new Doline has been discovered in that area only couple of weeks ago on Nov. 27, 2009.
China has a lot to offer! This trip was only the tip of the iceberg and I am planning to return back to China with adventurers' friends for a new challenge: The Doline caves adventure. Stay tune for future information.