Ever heard of China’s Lion City? It’s got a lot of history. It was built during the Han dynasty (25 – 200 AD) and is full of incredible, dazzling architecture that still stands today. So, why isn’t it a huge travel destination filled with gift shops and tour guides?
You see, as the Daily Mail reports, back in 1959, China decided it wanted a new hydroelectric power station. But in order to do that, they would need, you know, a lot of water. So, they had to build a man-made lake.
For about 50 years, nobody even knew where it was. Then, according to local diving team, Big Blue, in 2002 a “few companies started a big research to locate a lost Ancient historical treasure, the underwater city.”
According to underwater photographer Carolyn Wang, who has seen the amazing site with her own eyes, “There have been efforts to map and document Shi Cheng by divers and researchers, as well as looking into protective measures to prevent damage to it.”