A city that's 1339 years old, situated in east China's Zhejiang Province, has been submerged under Qiandao Lake since 1959 for the construction of the Xin'an River Hydropower Station.

A city that's 1339 years old, situated in east China's Zhejiang Province, has been submerged under Qiandao Lake since 1959 for the construction of the Xin'an River Hydropower Station.

China’s submerged Lion City may be the most spectacular underwater ruins of the world, at least until more of Alexandria is explored. It’s located about 85-131 feet beneath the surface of Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake), in an area that was intentionally flooded in the 1950s to create a dam. Lion City (Shi Cheng) was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-200 CE) and measures about 62 football fields in area.

Submerged Cities: 7 Underwater Wonders of the World

China’s submerged Lion City may be the most spectacular underwater ruins of the world, at least until more of Alexandria is explored. It’s located about 85-131 feet beneath the surface of Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake), in an area that was intentionally flooded in the 1950s to create a dam. Lion City (Shi Cheng) was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-200 CE) and measures about 62 football fields in area.

Dive the Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake|Underwater Photography Guide

Dive the Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake|Underwater Photography Guide

Dive the Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake|Underwater Photography Guide

Dive the Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake|Underwater Photography Guide

<p>Article on diving the lost Ancient Ruins of Lion City at Qiandao Lake in China, with exclusive underwater photography.</p>

<p>Article on diving the lost Ancient Ruins of Lion City at Qiandao Lake in China, with exclusive underwater photography.</p>

By Kaushik Wednesday, May 30, 2012  China, Islands, Travel  11 comments Qiandao Lake or the Thousand Island Lake is located in Zhejiang, Chi...

By Kaushik Wednesday, May 30, 2012 China, Islands, Travel 11 comments Qiandao Lake or the Thousand Island Lake is located in Zhejiang, Chi...

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China’s Qiandao Lake - My Modern Metropolis

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China's Qiandao Lake

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China’s Qiandao Lake - My Modern Metropolis

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