There Is A Real-Life Atlantis, And You’ll Never Guess Where It’s Located

The Lion City, or Shi Cheng, located in the eastern province of Zhejiang, China has all the trappings of a real-life Atlantis. In 1959 the Chinese government authorized a man-made lake to be created over the city to make way for a new hydroelectric power station. The city’s temples, arches, roads, and houses have been preserved perfectly for the last fifty years, hidden 130 feet underwater.

A sketch of the city from hundreds of years ago shows people moving through the streets and selling goods.

The man-made Qiandao Lake was created in 1959, covering the city.

The city has lain hidden underwater for over a half-century now.

Many of the┬ácity’s structures are thousands of years old.

Exploring the city is a huge attraction for divers.

Temples, houses, and structures have all been preserved.