Great Wall of China Underwater
on 20 July 2016
In 1977 the Chinese government evacuated Xichengyu Village, destroyed its buildings and intentionally flooded the nearby valley in order to create the Panjiakou Reservoir. Thus, a new source of drinking water was created (many of the residents are now fishermen) but another result was that a large section of the Great Wall of China became submerged. Now, it's a way (for skilled scuba-divers) to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site in a very different way. Read more on Atlas Obscura.