The island of spring

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An island turtle-shaped, in China, there is only for three months of the year, passing the remaining nine underwater. This land mass is gaining more and more notoriety because of its shape – in turtle animal that Chinese people say bring longevity – and appears and disappears in Muodaoxi River in southwest China.

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The island is located near the Three Gorges dam area and its existence depends on the amount of the current floods. In other words, it only appears when water levels are between 163 and 168 meters.

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“There is a popular saying for the arrival of spring here. We say that the turtle came, “said Meng Liu, resident in the region. When the river is with his usual depth of 175 meters, the site continues, the island only “show” its top. See some photos of the place.

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