Xi'an to invest 12b to rebuild ancient walls

08:54, April 20, 2010      

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The city of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, planned to invest about 12 billion yuan ($1.76 billion) in rebuilding its ancient walls and adding four new museums, the Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

These museums will each feature characteristics from four different dynasties: the Zhou dynasty reigning from 1045-265 BC, the Qin dynasty from 221-206BC, the Han dynasty from 206BC-220AD, and the Tang dynasty from 618-907.

The ancient walls have four main gates and measures at 12 meters in height and 14 kilometres in length. It is located in the city's downtown and was built at the base of the Tang dynasty's imperial city of Chang'an, at the beginning of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

The rebuilding work will not damage any of the walls' relics. "Experts will monitor the whole process of the rebuilding project," said Yao Lijun, deputy director of the city's ancient walls management committee, quoted by Xinhua.

Source: China Daily(By Zhang Jiawei )


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