Sunday, October 16, 2011

1339 Years Old City Under The Lake (RARE)

Chinese National Geographic magazine published a series of exquisite pictures about Shicheng City (literally, Lion City) in February. Shicheng city, nearly 1,339 years of age, situated in east China’s Zhejiang Province, has been submerged under Qiandao Lake since 1959 and the construction of the Xin’an River Hydropower Station.

Shicheng City was named after the Wu Shi Mountain (literally, Five Lion Mountain) in the northern part of Sui’an County, Zhejiang. It was once the center of politics, economics and culture of Sui’an County in that area.

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