What does the future hold for Jiuzhaigou's scenic spots after M7.0 quake?
2017-08-13 14:08:00


China’s renowned tourist site Jiuzhaigou may never flaunt its fairytale-like scenery ever again after Tuesday's deadly earthquake.

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused “massive destruction” to the tourist site, according to environmental expert Peng Yingcheng.

“It’s not difficult to restore infrastructure like roads and parking lots. But it’s almost impossible to fully renovate natural landscape, such as the Nuorilang Waterfall which has been severelywrecked by the quake,” Peng told Beijing News.

Tourist attractions damaged

The Nuorilang Waterfall is the widest travertine topped waterfall in the world and one of the signature spots of Jiuzhaigou. During winter, the waterfall usually freezes creating an enormous ice curtain.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram