Ancient Plank Road
There are two types of plank roads, either with stone balustrades or iron chains along the side, so they were quite secure for people to walk on.
The road used to connect country Qin, Chu and Ba during the Warring States Period. The transportation improved significantly. the road played an important role not only in transportation but also in politics, military, economy and culture. While along with the development of Yangtze river, some of the road drown. When the three gorges project started to impound water, most of the Ancient Plank Road submerged due to the raise of water level.
While even though the Ancient Plank Road mostly withdrawal from the stage of history, they still considered to be a marvel of human engineering, they show the ingenuity and endeavor of the ancient Chinese people.
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