Doors reopen to ancient charms
China Daily     Updated: 2020-03-12

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A sanitation worker disinfects the Yongning Gate of the ancient city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi province. [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily] 

Lives in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, have been on hold since Jan 23, during the novel coronavirus out-break. Many historic sites in the ancient capital of 13 dynasties, including the Tang (618-907), which are usually packed with visitors, have been empty. 

However, last month things started to return to normal. Many factories resumed production and some restaurants reopened to customers. A dozen scenic spots are offering free admission this month in a bid to attract visitors. 

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A worker at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area disinfects a pedestrian mall on Friday. [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily] 

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A roller skater practices on the square in front of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda on Friday. [Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily]