↑ Photo taken on Aug 13, 2012 shows a section of the “Great Wall Under Water”, which emergesout of the Panjiakou Reservoir in Kuancheng Manchu autonomous county, north China’s Hebeiprovince. The Xifengkou and Panjiakou Great Wall built in ancient China’s Ming Dynasty(1368-1644) lied in the water following the building of the Panjiakou Reservoir in 1975. Butsharp decline of the reservoir’s water level because of drought brought it above the water thisyear. Recently, parts of the Great Wall, which emerged out of the water, were submerged againdue to continuous heavy rain.
↑ In 1975,the government built the Panjiakou Reservoir in Kuancheng county, therefore water inundated a sectionof the Great Wall there which is 500 years old. Because of drought and an increase in the use of water,the water level at the Panjiakou Reservoir fell more than 10 meters and part of the “Underwater GreatWall” emerged. However since July, the heavy rain has again raised the water level to the highest it hasbeen in ten years and the Great Wall again is submerged. Uniquely, it is the only place where the GreatWall dips underwater.