Ghost towns and buildings are creepy and at the same time fascinating. It’s interesting to imagine what life was like before they were abandoned and often you get clues from what had been left behind. Imagine then the extra interest created by the abandoned settlement or building being under water. These are some that have that certain extra chilly thrill.
1. Lion City, China
Often referred to as "China's Atlantis," Lion City is an underwater ghost town slumbering one hundred feet below the surface of the China's Qiandao Lake (Thousand Island Lake). Built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-200 CE), Lion City stretches for ca. 62 football fields. Although clearly a historical treasure of worldwide importance, the Chinese authorities flooded it in the 1950s as part of their dam-building program. It has become such a popular diving destination that officials are now finally seeing its importance, considering its awesome stone structures and carvings as a tourist destination to be exploited in the future.