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Shi Chen, Cheng Ho, China

From series “Famous Sunken Towns”
Qiandao Lake situated in Chinese province of Zhejiang is also of great interest from the archaeological point of view. The lake is man-made; it was formed in 1959 during construction of another large-scale power plant. After formation, the lake safely concealed unique historical artifacts from prying eyes. Those were ruins of ancient cities Shi Chen and Cheng Ho. According to scientists, the age of these cities is more than 1,500 years. A lot of amazing buildings could be found there.

Shi Chen, Cheng Ho, China Today, the only way to enjoy them is to dive to the bottom of the lake using diving equipment. It’s worth noting that the most ancient cities are not the only objects that have suffered during construction of the reservoir. In addition to the ancient settlements, 27 major cities end up under water, as well as a little less than 1,400 small villages. In total, about 300,000 inhabitants were evacuated from the flooded area. The extent of the flooding was so great that no one paid much attention to historical monuments gone under water.

In 2001, the modern diving center was opened in the reservoir area, where ancient cities have been submerged. Everyone can learn the basics of scuba diving and enjoy the hidden underwater fortifications of ancient cities, beautiful temples and buildings, where people have lived a few decades ago. It is noteworthy that many buildings of Shi Chen and Cheng Ho had been made of wood, and therefore have managed to retain their amazing appearance for many years. Next - Harappa


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'China Merchants Bank' located in 19 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Jimo Road Shunda Car Service Department' is located in 19 km ( on the map).
Supermarket: 'Likelai' in 17 km
Parking: 'China Jimo Costume Market Parking Lot' in 16 km
Apotheek: 'Unis Pharmaceutical Industry New Town Drug Store' in 1.05 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Qingdao Liuting International Airport TAO - in 42 km
 »  Yantai Laishan International Airport YNT - in 147 km

Best hotels near Shi Chen, Cheng Ho

Qingdao Cheng Yang Hotel

Located in 19 km from Shi Chen, Cheng Ho
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Rooms: 224
Cheng Yang Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Qingdao Baolong Park. Liuting International Airport is a 20-minute car journey away. Simply decorated, the … More: photo, rates and booking
Ibis Qingdao Chengyang

Located in 20 km from Shi Chen, Cheng Ho
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Rooms: 150
Simple yet clean, the guestrooms feature clear windows offering ample natural light and wooden furnishings. Each unit is fitted with a 32-inch … More: photo, rates and booking
Seine International Business Club

Located in 21 km from Shi Chen, Cheng Ho
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Rooms: 50
Seine Business Club is a 5-minute drive from Century Park and a 30-minute drive from Hualougong Scenic Area. Zhan Bridge, a tourist spot in the city … More: photo, rates and booking
Grand Mercure Qingdao Airport by Accor

Located in 22 km from Shi Chen, Cheng Ho
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Rooms: 204
Grand Mercure Qingdao Airport by Accor is a 20-minute drive from Qingdao International Beer Town, 40 km from Qingdao Railway Station. The popular May … More: photo, rates and booking

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