WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

By Bridget O'Donnell, July 6, 2017

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We're in the middle of yet another rainy season in China, with floods constantly pounding south and central China in the past few weeks.

While flooding in China has previously downed treessubway stations and even stadiums, one piece of architecture has apparently been able to withstand all that water: a 700-year-old ancient building in Hubei.

Guanying Pavilion, AKA China's answer to Noah's Ark, is located in Ezhou and was built during the Yuan Dynasty. Although the pavilion's base was mostly submerged by 10-meter-high flooding this week, the building itself has remarkably remained completely intact.

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

WATCH: 700-Year-Old Building Withstands Floods on Yangtze River

Watch a two-minute drone video capturing the pavilion from basically every angle below (VPN off):

The video has gone viral, with one netizen commenting: "This building is very powerful and after hundreds of years it has been able to survive the impact of the river. Even during the great floods of 1998, it is still safe and sound."

Others mocked the irony of an ancient building being so durable when compared to modern structures.

"In ancient times there wasn't corruption and rubbish engineering," wrote one.

[Images via Sina]

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