PHOTOS Basketball court inside a karst cave popular in SW China

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Basketball court inside a karst cave popular in SW China

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22:42, June 10, 2019

This is a basketball court built inside a karst cave in a poverty-stricken village in Bijie, Southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Living deep in mountains, the villagers had been lacking in venues for exercise and sports.

To save farmland and build a sports site that villagers can use year round, the local government decided to build inside a large karst cave near the village.

After a safety assessment, a basketball court was completed in December 2018 with funds from governmental poverty-relief subsidies and donations from local residents.

A stage for performances and a spectator stand were also built.

villagers walk out of the cave. Now the cave has become a popular sports and recreational center for the villagers. (Photos: VCG; Compiled by Huang Jingjing)

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