(Yicai Global) Sept. 23 -- The Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site in southwestern Sichuan province, which was badly damaged by an earthquake in 2017, will allow visitors again from Sept. 28, The Paper reported today.
Over the past four years, 270,000 trees have been replanted, 1,700 square kilometers of habitat have been restored and damaged landscapes and vegetation repaired, Yan Sashuang, deputy director-general of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, said today.
Jiuzhaigou was awarded World Heritage status in 1992 for its breathtaking scenery, made up of turquoise-colored lakes, deep valleys, rolling hills and a rich ecosystem. The magnitude-seven earthquake in August 2017 caused widespread damage to infrastructure as well as the natural surroundings and the area was deemed unsafe for visitors.
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