CHENGDU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Jiuzhaigou, a famous scenic spot in southwest China's Sichuan Province, fully reopens to visitors on Sept. 28. It has been over four years after a powerful earthquake hit it. The quality of the scenery at Jiuzhaigou has been restored to pre-earthquake levels, and the infrastructure at the site has improved.
The scenic spot has undergone comprehensive disaster assessment since the restoration and has been closely monitoring and managing all locations with high risks for geological hazards, said the site administration.
More than 270,000 trees have been planted over the past three years, and 172 hectares of ecological habitat repaired and restored in Jiuzhaigou. The damaged mountains and vegetation have also rapidly recovered.
The ecosystem was effectively restored. On Aug. 8, 2017, a 7.0-magnitude quake forced the closure of the Jiuzhaigou National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its spectacular waterfalls, lush forests, and serene plateau lakes.
(Xinhua/Tang Wenhao, Hui Xiaoyong, Zhang Chaoqun)
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