OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Three more lost cities to discover.
Often called “the other Machu Picchu,” this 15th-century Peruvian citadel, which is spread across 1,800 hectares, is just as striking as its nearby sister city—but much less touristy since it requires a four-day hike to reach it.
You’ll need scuba gear to explore the 265 stone arches of this 12th-century “Lion City” near Shanghai because they’re underwater in Thousand Island Lake, which was formed by a hydro dam in 1959.
Is this famed underwater city really lost or is it the ultimate mythical hoax concocted in ancient Greece by Plato? Writer Mark Adams sets out on a global journey to find out in his new book, Meet Me in Atlantis.