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Beichuan

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Beichuan (北川; Běichuān) is an ancient town in Sichuan.

Beichuan had the misfortune not only to be very close to the epicenter of the earthquake on May 12, 2008, but also in the path of a massive landslide on September 24, which buried parts of the city under several stories worth of mud. After the earthquake, the government decided that Beichuan would never be rebuilt, or even excavated, but would remain in its current state as a memorial. In December 2008, it opened to tourists. While most of the city is closed off, there are a couple of areas for viewing the damage and paying respect.

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There is a bus from Mianyang, leaving the bus station across from the train station. (As of December 2011 there were no buses leaving Mianyang's other major station, Pingzhen.) There may be other routes from other cities as well.

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Beichuan Middle School was shown in newscasts around the country after it collapsed and killed all of the students in the lower two floors. The site is now sealed off and ready for tourists.

A little bit up the road is an area from which it's possible to see all of what's left of Beichuan.

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There are Pandas near Beichuan.

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Better plan for a day trip.

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