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|Friday, December 08, 2000, updated at 13:59(GMT+8)|
Yunnan Builds Cultural, Artistic CemeteryThe Jinbaoshan Artistic Cemetery integrating culture, art, sightseeing and tablets has been completed in Kunming, capital city of Yunnan Province.
The modern cemetery is designed to promote the modern funeral and interment reform, as well as the development of the tourism industry.
Covering 171 ha, the cemetery is located by the west bank of the picturesque Kunming Dianchi Lake. It was completed by the Yunnan Nuoshida Jinbaoshan Art Cemetery Ltd. in three years and at a total cost of 140 million yuan (US$16.8 million).
The whole cemetery integrating the culture of parks and gardens, Confucianism, Buddhism and the cemetery culture is divided into five zones including the service sector zone and the leisure park zone, all with different architectural styles. The tree coverage in all zones reaches 80 percent.
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