Basketball court inside a karst cave popular in SW China
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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)