Century-old mine in Huai’an transforms into national mine park
2017-04-27 17:00:00

Photo taken on April 26 shows a scene at Xuyi Xiangshan National Mine Park in Huai’an city of Jiangsu province.

Xuyi Xiangshan National Mine Park was previously a century-old stone mine dating back to the later period of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - l911). After the mine shut down in 2002, the local government started geological, ecological and environmental renovations of the mine by utilizing the local scenery along Huai River.

According to the planning layout of “One center, one museum and five areas”, the park includes a population distribution center, a mine geological museum, a showcasing area of mining geological relics, a riverside water garden area, a stone-pond water recreational area, a cliff outward-bound sport area and a mine ecological restoration area.

To date, the mine has been created into a national mine park with the integration of mine culture, science popularization, tourism and extreme sports, and a natural swimming pool that looks like a large “sapphire” embedded on the Huai River bank.

 

 

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