Saturday, March 01, 2014

A CHINESE CITY LEFT TO RUIN AFTER A DAM FLOODED THE VALLEY HAS BECOME A PARADISE FOR DIVERS

The ancient city of Shi Cheng, known as the Lion City because it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains, was founded over 1,300 years ago, but it vanished more than half a century ago to make way for a new hydroelectric power station, and a man-made lake. The once bustling city is now between 85 and 131 feet underwater in parts.

"We were lucky. As soon as we dived into the lake, we found the outside wall of the town and even picked up a brick to prove it," he said. The town is in remarkable conditions, with wooden beams and stairs still remaining.Now a film crew has been on site to record the preservation of the lost ruins.

See Huffington Post story that has photos -- stunning!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/17/china-underwater-city_n_4801607.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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