Explore the Ancient Underwater World without Diving

02th August 2018

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At the intersection of the Yangtze River and the Wujiang River in Chongqing, there is an ancient city - Fuling, the capital of Ba Empire. In the Yangtze River, north of Fuling City, there lies a natural stone beam with a length of 1600 meters and an average width of 15 meters. Back to the past, white cranes clusters on the beam, playing and leading the neck, that’s why it is called Baiheliang. The white crane beam is accompanied by water, lying with the waves. It’s hidden in overflowing period and revealed when the river is dry. So the beam is visible only once in a year, which adds more value to the examination and mystery.

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Divers undertake scientific protection work underwater. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Take an escalator down to the world's first underwater museum accessible without diving in Fuling, Southwest China's Chongqing. The pressure-free container preserves White Crane Ridge, a 1,600-meter-long natural ridge which averages 15 m in width and has recorded valuable hydrological information on the Yangtze River since 763 AD. 

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Engraved characters on White Crane Ridge. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An overview of engraved characters on White Crane Ridge. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An underwater visiting corridor with new windows. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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People are taking photos. [Photo By Tan Yingzi/chinadaily.com.cn]

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An overview of White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum in Fuling, Southwest China's Chongqing. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Source: Chinadaily

在重慶境內長江與烏江的交匯處有一座古老的城市——古巴國故都涪陵。在涪陵城北長江中有一道長1600米,平均寬度15米的天然石樑,因早年常有白鶴群集梁上展翅嬉戲、引頸高吭,故稱白鶴梁。白鶴梁傍水而存,隨波而臥,漲水隱沒、枯水顯露,四季一現的情景,平添了考視價值和神秘性。

在中國西南部的重慶涪陵,無需潛水,只要乘坐自動扶梯就可以到達世界上第一個水下博物館。 無壓容器保護下的白鶴梁,是一條長1600米的天然水渠,平均寬度為15米,自西元763年起就記錄了有關長江的寶貴水文資訊。

來源:中國日報



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