Divers Paradise In China - A 1300 Years Old Underwater City

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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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A Chinese city, left to ruin after a dam flooded the valley it was situated in, has become a paradise for divers, thanks to an idea from a local tourist official.

The ancient city of Shi Cheng, known as the Lion City, 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.

According to a story published in The Huffington Post, Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, decided to see what remained of the city under the deep waters.

From then on, the craze picked up and now divers are vying to get a look of the ancient treasure buried under water.


Amazing pictures of ancient Chinese underwater city

I love diving so I think this must be such a cool place for divers




posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 12:53 PM
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Amazing story! Would love to visit it! Thanks for the share.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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On first seeing the OP picture, I thought it must be an artist's rendering.
Then I read the article and saw the pics. Very cool and well preserved looking.

I seriously doubt I'll ever get to China, so thanks for the neat thread.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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The OP pic must be a CGI. It doesn't look real at all.
Water should be murkier IMO, among other details.

The other photos look real though.

To the author-
Cool find OP thanks for sharing.
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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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On second look, I agree with you about the first pic.

The others show sediments and marine growth and the first is, well, just too perfect.

Cool nonetheless.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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Well, 1st picture doesn`t look real to me either but then why do they put it together with the others ?!



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 03:25 PM
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CosmicDude
Well, 1st picture doesn`t look real to me either but then why do they put it together with the others ?!


Because it's eye-catching for the article maybe? Don't know.

Though the real pics would have been enough for me TBH.
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