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Ancient life copied to attract tourists

2009-04-05 11:20:54 GMT2009-04-05 19:20:54 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese people in traditional costumes walk along a bridge to showcase the life of China's Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 A.D.) at a tourism promotional initiative during the Qingming festival, or the Tomb-sweeping Day, in Kaifeng city, central China's Henan Province, April 4, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Junsheng)

Chinese people in trational costumes walk along a bridge to showcase the life of China's Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 A.D.) at a tourism promotional initiative during the Qingming festival, or the Tomb-sweeping Day, in Kaifeng city, central China's Henan Province, April 4, 2009.(Xinhua/Li Junsheng)

Chinese people in traditional costumes walk along a bridge to showcase the life of China's Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 A.D.) at a tourism promotional initiative during the Qingming festival, or the Tomb-sweeping Day, in Kaifeng city, central China's Henan Province, April 4, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Junsheng)

Chinese people in traditional costumes walk along a bridge to showcase the life of China's Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 A.D.) at a tourism promotional initiative during the Qingming festival, or the Tomb-sweeping Day, in Kaifeng city, central China's Henan Province, April 4, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Junsheng)

Chinese tourists visit a ceremony to showcase the life of China's Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 A.D.) at a tourism promotional initiative during the Qingming festival, or the Tomb-sweeping Day, in Kaifeng city, central China's Henan Province, April 4, 2009.(Xinhua/Li Junsheng)

Chinese people dressed in traditional costumes to showcase the life of China's Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 A.D.) at a tourism promotional initiative during the Qingming festival, or the Tomb-sweeping Day, in Kaifeng city, central China's Henan Province, April 4, 2009.

Local organizers and working staff copied the thriving life of the ancient city of Kaifeng, then capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, aiming to attract more tourists.

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