Monday, July 25, 2011

Ninth-century temple being restored in China

An ancient royal temple dating back to the ninth-century Gaochang Uygur kingdom in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is being repaired.

Sculptures and murals in the Xida Temple, located in the town of Beiting, are being repaired by leading restoration experts.

"Structures in the temple will be rebuilt and the site will be excavated in order to protect the royal temple," said Zhu Zhonghui, head of the construction and management bureau of the cultural relic park of Beiting.

Click here to read this article from Xinhuanet