“Thousands of dragons spitting water”


Forbidden City, Beijing, China

This year China has seem some of its worst flooding in years, yet its fabled Forbidden City remains remarkably dry and open to tourists. Credit the ancient plumbing, some 600 years old, which efficiently drain the roofs and plazas through ornately sculpted drainage spouts. While much of Beijing was closed, the Forbidden City welcomed visitors.

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The Forbidden City’s 600-year-old plumbing keeps it dry as the rest of China floods

By Yanan Wang

The Washington Post

July 29, 2016

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