Monday, 17 February 2014

TAZAMA 'LION CITY CHINA' JENGO AMBALO LIPO CHINI YA MAJI KWA KINA CHA FUTI 130 NA LENYE MIAKA 50.


A maze of white temples, memorial arches, paved roads, and houses... hidden 130 feet underwater: this is China's real-life Atlantis.
The so-called Lion City, tucked in a lake between the Five Lion Mountain, was once Shi Cheng - the centre of politics and economics in the eastern province of Zhejiang.
But in 1959, the Chinese government decided a new hydroelectric power station was required - so built a man-made lake.


Metropolis: Shi Cheng, dubbed Lion City after the Lion Mountains that surround it, has lain hidden under 131 feet of water since 1959 to generate hydroelectric power
Metropolis: Shi Cheng, dubbed Lion City after the Lion Mountains that surround it, has lain hidden under 131 feet of water since 1959 to generate hydroelectric power


Classical: The structures in Shi Cheng were built 1,300 years ago featuring traditional Chinese statues. Away from the wind and sun, it has remained intact
Classical: The structures in Shi Cheng were built 1,300 years ago featuring traditional Chinese statues. Away from the wind and sun, it has remained intactWatch video
Hidden: The city was once a political and economic hub for eastern China but after authorities built the man-made Qiandao Lake in 1959, it is nowhere to be seen
Hidden: The city was once a political and economic hub for eastern China but after authorities built the man-made Qiandao Lake in 1959, it is nowhere to be seen

Divers have rediscovered the opulent city and plan to bring tourists round
Divers have rediscovered the opulent city and plan to bring tourists round


Carvings: Visitors will be able to see the traditional engravings first-hand when guided by Qiu Feng and her team
Carvings: Visitors will be able to see the traditional engravings first-hand when guided by Qiu Feng and her team

Before: This is a sketch of the city dating back hundreds of years, showing people pacing the streets and goods being carted in on horseback
Before: This is a sketch of the city dating back hundreds of years, showing people pacing the streets and goods being carted in on horseback




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