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The Ming Tombs Reservoir, Beijing

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The Ming Tombs Reservoir or the Shisanling Reservoir is a dam in Changping District of northern Beijing. Named for the Ming tombs nearby, it is the lower reservoir of the Shisanling Pumped Storage Power Station. The earth-fill embankment dam is 29m high and 627m long. The dam creates a reservoir that can store 59000000m3 of water and contains a controlled chute spillway.In 2008, the reservoir was one of the nine temporary venues of the Beijing Olympics. It was used for the Triathlon events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, during which it was known as the Triathlon Venue.
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  • We have so very little in australia as far as our history goes. Every statue here is 600 years old and still looking great  more »
  • This is the lower reservoir of Shisanling and was the Triathlon Venue during the 2008 Olympic Games. We stopped on our way back after visiting the Ming Tombs nearby. This is a huge area with a lot of ...  more »
  • Cool park with various wildlife and buildings. It is a huge park connected to the tombs, but there are not many things to do. If you love natural, then this is your place since almost every different ...  more »

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