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Rebuilt houses in Sichuan to open to tourists

2009-04-19 09:32:44 GMT2009-04-19 17:32:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Villagers decorate their new houses into a Nongjiale, a farmhouse attraction, at Qingping village in Deyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province April 18, 2009. (Xinhua/He Junchang)

Villagers decorate their new houses into a Nongjiale, a farmhouse attraction, at Qingping village in Deyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province April 18, 2009. The village, a tourist attraction for enjoying a village leisure, was severely destroyed in the May 12 devastating earthquake in 2008. New houses have been rebuilt in the village and will be open for tourists in the upcoming summer. (Xinhua/He Junchang)

A photo taken on April 18, 2009 shows part of the rebuilt new Qingping village in Deyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province April 18, 2009. (Xinhua/He Junchang)

Workers build a house at Luobu village in quake-hit Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province April 18, 2009. The mountain village with a unique culture of Qiang ethnics was severely destroyed in the May 12 devastating earthquake in 2008. Survivors in the village will move into new houses by June 30 this year, according to an accelerated rebuilding project. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

A worker builds a house at Luobu village in quake-hit Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province April 18, 2009. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Villagers decorate their new houses at Qingping village in Deyang and Luobu village in quake-hit Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 18, 2009.

The villages were severely destroyed in the May 12 devastating earthquake in 2008. New houses will be open for tourists in the upcoming summer.

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