Longyou Caves: A Mystery of China

An ancient world has been discovered in the village of Xia Beikun in China’s Zhejiang Province. Several ancient caves made of sandstone have been discovered near a hill called Phoenix Hill on the banks of the Jiujiang River, which flows past the village. So far, 36 caves have been discovered, covering an area of ​​30,000 square kilometers.

To the people of China, this is one of the ancient wonders of the world. Everyone from architects to archaeologists is amazed at the architectural structure, features, and construction style of the nearly two-thousand-year-old caves. However, it is really surprising to find so little information in history about these man-made artistic caves built by the relentless work of thousands of people.

The way Longyou Cave was discovered

In the 1950s, there were major floods in the region. Many nearby villages were submerged in the Qingjiang River. The villagers sought refuge near the hill of Phoenix Hill. Because the place was 69 meters above sea level.

So there was no possibility that the villagers would be displaced if another natural disaster occurred. There was no shortage of potable water.

As a result, more and more people from different parts of the area quickly came and built a new village called ‘Siyanbi’ at the foot of Phoenix Hill.

In June 1992, the first 24 caves in Longueur were discovered. Several more caves were later discovered. Most of them were submerged when the caves were discovered.

One day, a villager named U Anai, along with a few others, suddenly started draining water from a cave here. After 17 days of drainage, when the water receded, they found a cave.

By looking at the structure and construction style of the cave, they can understand that this cave is man-made. Encouraged, U Anai and his companions drew water from six more caves in the vicinity. The floors of these seven caves were spread over 300-2,000 square meters.

Surprisingly, very deep ponds are found in most parts of southern China. The ponds have a year-round water supply. And various types of fish are also found in these ponds.

When the caves were submerged, the local villagers thought it would be a similar pond. But not a single fish was found in the cave after drainage.

How were the caves built?

Today’s architects are also amazed at the scope of work of the workers involved in the construction of the wonderful Longue caves and what kind of work they had to do.

The cave is arranged by cutting about one million cubic meters of solid rock walls. And the inhuman work that the workers have to do for this is beyond imagination.

Surprisingly, the entrance to the caves is so narrow that sunlight can only enter the caves at a certain angle and at a certain time.

And it is not possible to reach the sunlight inside the cave. But how much skillful work in different parts of the cave became possible for them is still unknown. Experts did not find any light or torch burning inside the cave.

Scientists have calculated that if a thousand people worked day and night, it would take six years to build this huge cave. And to do this, the people of each cave could not see what was going on in the other cave.

However, it is still not possible to identify what kind of tools and equipment were used in the construction of these caves, even in the various sculptures inside the caves.

Despite extensive research in and around the cave, scientists have not been able to find any information about the cave and the equipment used to build the architecture inside it.

Cave construction style

The architecture of this cave is no less surprising! The construction style of the caves thirty meters below the ground is startling. If you see bridges, swimming pools, and drainage systems inside the cave, you have to marvel at the excellence of the architecture of that time.

Even the pillars of the cave are arranged in such a way that they hold the roof very tightly for so many years. As a result, not a hair of the cave was damaged. Just what is architecture? The inner walls, the stone pillars, and the beautiful parallel lines on the roof, the stone carvings amaze everyone.

The delicate geometric design of the cave walls and the sophistication of the perfect construction style is truly astonishing. All this is indicative of the higher technical aspects of architecture. The features, patterns, and architecture of each cave are often the same.

The surrounding walls are steep and straight. It is very difficult to complete such work without a proper and perfect design before the construction work. It is proved that the skilled people of that time were involved in such construction work. But nothing is known in history about those brilliant architects.

Strange pattern of cave walls

According to experts, a strange pattern can be seen on the walls of the cave, which is very similar to the pottery made in 500-800 BC.

However, the most surprising information is that the structure of the seven caves there is very similar to the position of the seven stars in the celestial body of the sky we know very well. If there is any civilization in the ancient lands of the world, then they have a lot of ideas about astronomy.

There are many rumors about the caves

There are differing opinions among experts as to what could be the purpose of building such amazingly beautiful caves. Seeing the width of each wall in the middle of the caves, some people think that these could be the tombs of the ancient kings or the royal palace.

But researchers did not find any tombstones or royal palaces here. No trace of the dining room or bedroom was found anywhere in the cave. Even no sign of human habitation was found in the caves.

When the caves were first discovered, most of them were submerged. So many thought, maybe a waterway can be found here. But after much searching, nothing was found.

Again, some speculate that the ancient kings may have built caves under the ground to prepare for battle against the enemy against them. They used this place to arrange tactics under the ground and to learn various new weapons. As a result, it would not be possible for anyone outside to know.

But he doesn’t need such perfect craftsmanship on the wall anymore. And it took a long time to create this perfect artistic wall. Until then, the war should not be stuck.

Some people think that the creatures of the planet Vine come from another planet and build this cave to hide! It is not clear why they have been building so many caves in the region for so long. However, many in the region have such beliefs, which have no basis.

Even after so many years, the Longyu caves remain intact

Over the past few centuries, the region has been plagued by natural disasters and wars. But even then the caves did not suffer much damage. The underground cave structures remain almost intact. The ornamental ornaments on the 50 cm walls of the cave rooms are still evident today. It would seem that this was built a few days ago.

Who supervised this wonderful cave?

The mystery of who or who built this strange Longyu cave in China and why such a cave was built has not been revealed to this day. Researchers, however, agree that it is not possible to build a cave without the skillful use of stone thorns.

But it is true that these caves, made of about one million cubic meters of rock, cannot be made by ordinary people. Just as the Great Wall of China was built to deter external enemies, so too could a king order a large-scale operation for a specific reason. But the question remains?

Why is there no mention of that king in any place in history? There is no information in history about how much money was needed. So the caves are left with the enigma of the mystery under whose direction and under whose leadership this huge work was completed.