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



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