Turtle Shaped Island That Only Appears in Spring

turtle shaped island
Written by Gary

This turtle shaped island in China only appears in Spring.

turtle shaped island

In case you didn’t know, Chinese people consider the turtle to be a sign of longevity, which is why every year they celebrate a turtle shaped island rising from the sea.

Every spring in the Gorges Reservoir an island shaped like a turtle rises out of the Muodaoxi River. The island is hidden under the water most of the year because the water level of the river is controlled by the Three Gorges Dam. When the water travels downstream in Spring, the island is revealed, and Chinese people go ape-shit with excitement.

They say ‘the turtle is coming’ and flock to the site to snap photos of it. So if man-made miracles are your thing, you should probably go see the turtle island while there is still time.

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Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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