Great Wall of China Underwater

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.