Imaginary Miyazaki Scene From ‘Spirited Away’ Comes to Life in China

    Scene from the animae movie Scene from the animae movie Poyang Lake rises above the road across it. (Weibo)Poyang Lake rises above the road across it. (Weibo)Poyang Lake rises above the road across it. (Weibo)Poyang Lake rises above the road across it. (Weibo)

    After flooding, the brand new road going across famous Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province was like an imaginary scene from Hayao Miyazaki’s movie Spirited Away that had become a reality.

    The 3-mile-long road is part of the Yongwu Highway, which opened for traffic in November 2013. It goes through the center of Poyang Lake, the Migrant Bird Protection Area, and at the end of the road is Wuchen Town, with a 1,000-year history. It is the only road to Wuchen Town.

    Poyang Lake is China’s largest freshwater lake, and also the second largest lake in China. The area entered it’s flood season last month, and the water level of the lake rapidly rose, transforming the road into a water world, just like in the movie.

    Research by Iris.

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