Skip to comments.Ancient Chinese town’s Ming dynasty buildings under water
Posted on 07/16/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
One of Chinas renowned ancient towns was under water on Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area.
The old town district of Fenghuang nestles on the banks of a winding river in a picturesque, mountainous part of Hunan province, and boasts stunning Qing and Ming dynasty architecture dating back hundreds of years. [ ]
According to Chinas official Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in the town had reached 1.1 meters above its previous highest recorded level, and several bridges had been damaged or destroyed.
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Oh, that sucks.
Just damn, that was exactly my first thought.
This is getting to be a regular thing in China.
They have some empty cities they move to, if the houses weren’t all owned by speculators at inflated prices.
Mine too! Flooding sucks rocks. Last fall we had a thousand year flood and for the last seven days we’ve had daily downpours saturating the ground again. Today the forecast is a 90% chance of rain.
That is sad.
I’ll bet it is not nearly as bad as the inundation caused by the three Gorges Dam (Which is not Gorgeous at all. Damn!)
its been a regular thing for thousands of years.
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