Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Update: Old versus the New on the Silk Road

Xingjiao Temple, a renowned Buddhist site, is targeted to be part of the government's demolition plan.  Albeit, the newer buildings of the 1300-year old temple are the ones targeted for demolition.  However, this is where the monks live.  

The purpose of getting UNESCO World Heritage Status is to better protect heritage, however leaked reports have stated that the government plans to turn the temple and the surrounding village into a tourist attraction spot.

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