Dragon Hole at South China Sea

This big hole in the middle of the sea was named as Dragon Hole. Is that really a dragon inside that hole? Let’s see.

Dragon Hole at South china Sea

Dragon Hole at South china Sea

The Legend of the Dragon and the Monkey King

This blue hole which located in the middle of the South China Sea, actually was found by China’s scientist. This hole then was named as Dragon Hole. This name was taken from The Legend of Monkey King which is believed by local community. Dragon Hole was said in Ming Dynasty’s story which is entitled in Journey to the West. In this story, there was The Monkey King which got a Magic Stick from Under Sea Kingdom led by a Dragon.

The Deepest Hole

Scientifically, Dragon Hole is a natural phenomenon called as sinkhole or broken hole. Before this dragon hole was found, the deepest broken hole was Dean’s Blue Hole in Bahama archipelago. This hole has 202 meter of depth, but now the deepest hole was held by The Dragon Hole in South China Sea. This hole was 300.89 meter depth. Imagine that Eiffel tower can be placed inside this hole.

The Broken Hole

This broken hole under the sea was formed from carbonate rocks. After a long time, this carbonate rocks dissolved in the bottom layer. So, the cave was formed or broken hole was formed slowly, or even was formed in the short time.

Until now, scientists from China still researching what life form habited in this giant hole.


actually actually means as the truth or facts of a situation; really.
scientist A scientist is a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.
The Legend of Monkey King The Legend of Monkey King is a story of Sun Wukong, a mythological figure which is entitled in Journey to the West. The Monkey King is a main character in this 16th century Chinese classical novel.
Ming Dynasty Ming Dynasty is a major dynasty that ruled China from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-seventeenth century (then known as the Empire of the Great Ming). It was marked by a great expansion of Chinese commerce into East Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
entitle entitle means give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something.
Journey To the West Journey to the West is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng’en. It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.
natural phenomenon A natural phenomenon is all phenomena that are not artificial. phenomenon – any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning. chemical phenomenon – any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
sinkhole A sinkhole is a geological phenomenon which made a hole in the earth in limestone regions by underground erosion.
archipelago An archipelago is a group of many islands.
Eiffel Tower Eiffel tower is a famous tall structure in Paris, designed by A. G. Eiffel, erected for the 1889 Paris Exposition, made of metal, that is often regarded as a symbol of Paris or France.
carbonate rocks Carbonate rocks are a class of sedimentary rocks composed primarily of carbonate minerals. The two major types are limestone, which is composed of calcite or aragonite (different crystal forms of CaCO3) and dolostone, which is composed of the mineral dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2).
dissolve dissolve means become or cause to become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution.
cave A cave is a large underground chamber, typically of natural origin, in a hillside or cliff.
research research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
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