Mesmerizing Underwater Sites of an Archaic Chinese City
Except for the ancient Heraclion, there is another archaic, but much more well-preserved underwater city covered by the depths of the Chinese mountain lake. A settlement called by locals as Lion City (or “Shi Cheng” in Chinese) was founded by an age-old dynasty that ruled the area in 1-2 centuries. Lion City has been peacefully living until 1959 when Chinese authorities decided to construct a dam on its place. The city was submerged, but its undisturbed sites are often visited by curious divers.