Er Wang Temple in quake-jolted Sichuan reopens to tourists

08:22, April 26, 2011      

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Tourists walk into the historic site of the Er Wang Temple in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 25, 2011. The Er Wang Temple, or "the Temple of Wang Sr. and Jr.", located on the mountain beside the Minjiang River near the Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan, was home to many ancient buildings and cultural relics. Unfortunately, most of them were destroyed in the magnitude 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake that jolted Sichuan and neighboring provinces in May, 2008. The restoration of the temple was listed as a key project by China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage with an investment of 105 million yuan (16 million U.S. dollars). While almost three years passed, most of the historic buildings and relics have been repaired in line with their original styles and shapes. The temple, which was built to commemorate Li Bing and his son, leaders of the construction team of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, was re-opened to tourists on April 21, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Jianhua)

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