The adventurer in all of us hopes to discover something new, something noteworthy and most definitely in a portion of the world not yet explored by the human species. Undiscovered cave systems in China seems to fit the bill all right and Belgian photographer Francois-Xavier De Ruydts, age 33, captured the breathtaking splendor of the Jiangzhou Dong Cave in the Leye-Fengshan Geopark in China with its awe-inspiring beauty perfectly during his adventures within 2014.  The images below show those trekking through the immense caves dwarfed by the sheer enormity of the place as the group moves through 10 km of networked cave systems discovered just 10 days into their exploration. At the moment, China could definitely do with an added tourist attract, particularly if bringing in large groups of people would stave off uncalled-for vandalism and those looking to steal what nature has so skillfully created. Certain rocks found here may be of high value and protecting the natural masterpiece is on the government’s immediate agenda.

Whether they were throwing robes around and climbing through the the tunnels or simply relaxing on a boat in the middle of a still clear lake, these cave explorers certainly were having the times of their lives. Originally the group of 7 had been invited to explore some of the areas that were harder to reach, and these photographs show just how magnificent the unknown trenches of the world can be. China would do well to capitalize on it and you should most definitely grab your gear and head out to discover the caves for yourself!

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Images are by Francois-Xavier De Ruydts (“Fix”). Follow his amazing photography adventures on Twitter @DeRuydtsPhoto and Behance.