PHOTOS 700-year-old buildings stand still in floods

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700-year-old buildings stand still in floods

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13:57, July 16, 2019

Affected by the continuous rainfall in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, the water level in the Hubei section of the main stream of the Yangtze River keeps rising. By 2 pm on July 15, the water level of Hankou hydrological station on the Yangtze River reached 26.09 meters, which exceeded the waterproof level (25 meters) by 1.09 meters. (Photos: Xinhua, VCG. Compiled by Cui Chunhui.)

Recently, the water level in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River has continued to rise. Because of the high content of flood water, the Yangtze River is turbid and yellow. On the contrary, the Han River is rippling, forming superaqueous landscapes which are entirely different on the two estuaries.

Recently, the water level in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River has continued to rise. Because of the high content of flood water, the Yangtze River is turbid and yellow. On the contrary, the Han River is rippling, forming superaqueous landscapes which are entirely different on the two estuaries.

On July 14, the river water has crept up the waterborne platform of Hankou Marshland, and many citizens play in the water with their trousers rolled up.

On July 15, Ezhou Guanyin Pavilion, known as the first pavilion of the Yangtze River, suffered from floods when the water level of in Ezhou section of the Yangtze River exceeded its waterproof level. And the pavilion is a national key cultural relic protection unit on a reef in the center of the Ezhou section of the Yangtze River.

Although the floods have inundated the base of Guanyin Pavilion, which is a dozen meters below, the ancient buildings are safe and sound in the floods.

It is understood that Guanyin Pavilion is located in the Yangtze River outside the east gate of Ezhou City. It was built in the Yuan Dynasty and has a history of more than 700 years.

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