I know it has been some time since my last post. So I thought that I may share some photos from a trip we made through the lovely Qingchuan County (青川县).
One the April 4th and 5th, principal Wen (文排章) showed us around through Qingchuan County. For that we visited the Earthquake Museum, the Qingchuan National Park Tangjiahe (唐家河国家级自然保护区,
maps), Qingchuan City (very beautiful), the old Qingchuan Vocational High School ( maps), a big dammed lake ( maps), a renovated city in an ancient style and much more.
The following two days we spent at the family of a student. They are farmers, who live in a very small village in the middle of nowhere. The peaceful landscape was very inspiring.
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I am aware of the fact, that this time I have uploaded almost too many photos…
The Qingchuan Earthquake Museum opens on the 12th of May, which is exactly three years after the earthquake happened. We wanted to visit it, but it was not opened yet.
A house in traditional style.
A whole village with 1200 inhabitants, including a primary school, was swallowed by the earthquake. Only 400 survived.
A rock was used to build the centre of the memorial place.
the third part of the memorial - The cross-like constructions representing tombstones for the victims.
Here used to be a whole village - the village was covered with up to 100 metres of rocks and soil.
Qingchuan City I - The whole city centre has kept its traditional style.
Qingchuan City II
Qingchuan City III
Qingchuan City IV - Everything handmade, of course.
Qingchuan City V
Qingchuan City VI
Qingchuan City VII
Qingchuan City VIII
Qingchuan City IX
Qingchuan City X
Qingchuan City XI
Qingchuan City XII
National Park I
National Park II
National Park III
National Park IV
National Park V
National Park VI
National Park VII - A bridge in Indiana Jones Style
Having Lunch at a farmers home I
Having Lunch at a farmers home II
A local temple built by Hui People - Curiously, in the middle of nowhere, a small community of Hui Chinese (回族) have built their own temple.
Inside the muslim temple
Work in progress…
An ashtray for incenses, from the Hui People
The small community of Huizu (回族) have their signs in two languages.
We had a short brake to look at that beautiful valley. The strongest impression was the silence. I could hear nothing but birds.
The old Qingchuan Vocational High School - Only one teaching building was not destroyed through the earthquake. The blue buildings used to be the emergency shelters.
The old school II
A huge dammed lake, which is important for power supply in Qingchuan
Crossing the lake I - The trip took about two hours.
Crossing the Lake II
Crossing the lake III
Crossing the lake IV
The entrance gate of Maobaxiang - The whole village has been rebuilt in the traditional style.
Ancient town II
Ancient Town III
The house of the students family I
The house of the students family II
The house of the students family III
The house of the students family IV
The small village on the hills I
The small village on the hills II - Drying vegetables
The small village on the hills III - Chinese tombstones
The small village on the hills IV - The local hospital, with the doctor (I assume).
The small village on the hills V - Tadpoles
The small village on the hills VI
The small village on the hills VII
The small village on the hills VIII