Rediscover The Chinese ‘Atlantis’. The Lion City Of Shicheng, Underwater!

Shicheng in China has been buried underwater now for around 53 years. It was originally founded around 1300 years ago and had a bustling community in and around Thousand Island Lake. They used to call the city the Lion City, this is because the famous five lion mountain was right behind it.

A dam flooded the valley the city once laid in and it vanished to make way for a new power station and now is home to the famous man-made lake.

Such a shame that a complete city was wiped out to make way for a dam and power station, but needs must I guess. The amazing thing is though, it has now become a tourist trap for divers from all over the world.

Luckily a few were on hand recently to take these pictures!

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Below is an artists impression of the city 1300 years ago.

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