China repairs cultural relics in ancient Silk Road

17:02, May 06, 2010      

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The 300-year-old Tomb of the Fragrant Imperial Concubine in Kashgar, covered by towering trees, looks quiet and pleasant in the warm sunshine of May. Tourists attracted from afar by the sight of the famous Fragrant Imperial Concubine were gratified to find that some of the secondary buildings next to the main building are currently under repairs.

The sanctuaries outside churches and temples as well as the ancient architectural complex of the Tomb of the Fragrant Imperial Concubine, which are in danger of collapsing, are now under repairs.

The emergency project has been included in China's heritage site protection project, with a total investment of more than 21 million yuan.

At the same time, the Etigar Mosque, the largest mosque in Xinjiang, also began renovations. The mosque will be repaired with combined national funds especially allocated for protecting great heritage sites and repairs are expected to cost over 11 million yuan. This is China's first large-scale historic relic-conservation project in southern Xinjiang.

By People's Daily Online

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