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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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  • Wanted to here, and glad we got here! Very impressed by the tour, conducted by our driver. Here cute in the distant past, as if transported back in time. Be sure to visit!
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  • If you find yourself in China, you will enjoy visiting Ming Tombs Reservoir. We enjoyed it very much, spent the whole day in that area. There is lots to see and do on a China visit. My wife did not wa...  more »
  • It is prohibited to enter the water from the reservoir, however many people make spade screws and lakeside barbecue for swimming during the summer, leaving dirt behind. It would be a great place for the lack of education of the regulars.
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