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East Gate of Yuzhen Palace to be raised

08-15-2012 10:13 BJT

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Due to the construction of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, Yuzhen Palace on Wudang Mountain is facing the danger of being flooded. To protect this historical and cultural heritage, Yuzhen Palace will be raised by 15 meters. The east gate of the palace is being lifted on Wednesday.

If the palace is not relocated, it could be submerged by water from Danjiangkou Reservoir. Once the dam and the water diversion project are completed, the water level in the reservoir will increase from 157 meters to 170 meters, 5 meters higher than the current location of the Yuzhen Palace.

Due to the construction of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project,
Yuzhen Palace on Wudang Mountain is facing the danger of being flooded.

The project to raise the gates started on August 1st, and will continue over the next 100 days. In order to raise the gate to the necessary altitude, hydraulic lifting jacks will be placed under key foundation points. All the equipment is monitored by a computer system. Once the lifting process has been activated, it will continue automatically until it reaches the target altitude.

Wudang Mountain's ancient complex

Wudang Mountain in Hubei province is renowned for its well preserved taoist palaces and temples dating back to the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. These palaces and temples together were included on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1994.Full Story>>

Due to the construction of the South-to-North Water Diversion
Project, Yuzhen Palace on Wudang Mountain is facing the danger
of being flooded.

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Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CCTV.com

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