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Beichuan

Beichuan county was hit hardest when the magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit southwest China, in May 2008. We will tour the devastated area to see the seismic destruction first hand, and pay our respects to the lives lost. We'll visit districts one and two of Mao'ershi village which were partially destroyed in the quake. These districts are now a model village renamed Jina Qiang and showcases the culture of the Qiang people, an ethnic group closely related to Tibetans.