A Mu­sic Hall in a Cave

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Cover­ing ap­prox­i­mately 2,000 square me­ters, the 30-me­tere high cave called Guanxi is now used as a mu­sic hall that can hold 700 peo­ple. ➲

The an­cient stone­cut­ters first opened an en­trance at the moun­tain sur­face, and then bored into the body to ob­tain fine ma­te­ri­als. As their work went on, the quarry grad­u­ally turned into a cave. Ac­cord­ing to his­tor­i­cal records, most stones were dragged out the cave us­ing a sus­pen­sion mech­a­nism. Il­lus­tra­tion/ Xu Lu­nan

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