The Longyou Caves or Grottoes

Man has always made caves, underground shelters, storage rooms, escape tunnels and so on. Mining has also created a lot of artificial caves. Some really old caves are rather mysterious. The underground cities in Turkey, for example, are truly enigmatic because of their sheer size (twelve stories underground) and their engineering (ventilation and water supply). There are many underground cities all over the world, and they are very ancient, as their builders are unknown. Some questions are still unanswered, such as why did they live underground, and what kind of lighting did they have (no sooth on the ceiling)?

In the 1990s some remarkable artificial caves were found in Longyou, China. Although some caves had structural damage, like collapsed roofs, some of them were remarkably well-preserved. As soon as they had been discovered the questions arose: who built them, why and how? They had been constructed with an unusual architectural plan that required some engineering to cut them out of the local rock, and this was most likely done with machinery. The problem is that they were found in a region that had never had any human occupation in written history. So they are very old. Luckily, the Chinese government opened five of these caves for tourism. In spite of that the Longyou Caves are not that well-known, at least not in the Western world. Most websites in the English language contain conflicting information, and information and pictures are often copied from each other. So, I dug a little deeper and looked into Chinese websites and a scientific research report that gives a much clearer look at these magnificent caves. The result you can see in my article of the Longyou Caves or Caverns.

About Cosmick Traveler

I am a life long spiritual seeker, exploring the mysteries of man, life, and the universe. I had many mystical experiences during my life. There is nothing spectacular about them. These experiences are often unexpected, and lie outside what we have been told is possible. They served to learn about the Greater Reality, that part of reality that is not talked about in school, government or corporation. Nevertheless it is very real, and a part of being human on this planet. I have studied many different doctrines and teachings, both esoteric and scientific. I have learned to see the common essence in all these disciplines, and the many connections between them. I have found that many people have spiritual, mystical or just unusual experiences they never talk about because of the many taboos this society has about certain subjects. However when they encounter someone they see they can trust they open up. It is time now for people to talk openly, and not to fear ridicule. I see it as my task to write about all these subjects and experiences that can enrich a person's life. Exchanging ideas, opinions, beliefs and experiences will bring us together and we will realize that we are not different from each other. It does not matter where you live on the earth, or what your cultural background is. If we pay attention to our humanness, then we can create a better world for all of us.
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