We went on one really fascinating day trip to Beichuan to see the 2008 Sichuan earthquake museum. It was interesting that the government had decided to leave the ruined city intact and build a new one next to it. At first I thought it was relatively normal and that the experience had helped me better understand things, but then I realized how disturbing it is that all the earthquake survivors now live in a “better” city right next to their destroyed hometown and that everyone works in the tourism industry.

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