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China to Start Repairing Quake-damaged Culture Heritage Sites
Overseas Aid Welcomed to Fix Damaged Relics
$860m Needed to Renovate Relic Sites after Quake
Historic, Cultural Relics to Undergo Repair Work
China to Investigate Cultural Relic Damages in Quake Zones
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Counting the Cost
Relics Reduced to Rubble
Cultural Relics Protection in Quake Zone
Former Residence of Poet Li Bai in Jiangyou City
It is a cultural and scenic corridor, and consists of Li Bai's tomb (only clothes, no body); memorial museum, pavilion, park and temple
The ridges of roofs of all the buildings within the complex were damaged; the walls were split and partially collapsed
Church of the Annunciation in Pengzhou City
The construction began in 1895 under priests from the Paris Foreign Mission, and was completed in 1908. It was listed as a national heritage site in 2006
A total of 10,000 square meters of architecture fell, causing a loss of 50 million yuan ($7.25 million)
Wenxing Pavilion in Anxian County
The 13-story pavilion is made up of bricks, and considered one of the county's landmark architectures
The 28m-tall pavilion collapsed; the remains are only 6m tall
Qingchengshan Mountains in Dujiangyan City
As a center of the Taoist religion, it became host to many temples. It features numerous undulating peaks and luxuriant forests
More than 100 Taoist temples from the top down to the foot of the mountains were severely damaged
The Erwang Temple in Dujiangyan City
Locals renamed the temple in honor of Li Bing and his legendary son, whom they had posthumously promoted to kings since the Song Dynasty
The entrance gate was ruined; and several of the palaces and halls collapsed
Bao'en Temple in Pingwu County
The temple is one of the country's most well-preserved 15th century Buddhist monastery complexes
The complex was seriously damaged: the ridge of the entrance gate was cracked; arms of statues broke; the walls within Tianwang Palace and the main stone stele collapsed
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Anxian County
Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County
Chengdu City
Deyang City
Dujiangyan City
Lixian County
Maoxian County
Mianyang City
Mianzhu City
Pengzhou City
Qingchuan County
Shifang City
Wenchuan County
Wolong National Nature Reserve
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