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5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum

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5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum
5.12 汶川特大地震纪念馆

Address: Qushan township, Beichuan Qiang autonomous county, Mianyang city, Sichuan province
Hours: 9:00 am-6:00 pm (May 1st – Oct 31)
           9:00 am-5:30 pm (Nov 1st – April 30)
           9:00 am-6:30 pm (National holidays, May 12 and May 18)
Closed on Mondays (Except for national holidays and May 12)
General admission: Free
Tel: (+86-816) 6191016

Aerial view of 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum [Photo/512dzjng.com]

A national earthquake-themed memorial, it was established to commemorate the devastating May 12 Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008 and to promote the great relief spirit and post-disaster reconstruction work. The recipient of multiple honorary titles, the memorial has been developed into an important educational base for research into earthquakes and disaster prevention and alleviation.

The several sections included in the memorial are the earthquake sites of old Beichuan county, Shaba Dam faults and Tangjiashan Barrier Lake and the main and side buildings, service center and department of publicity and education for disaster prevention and alleviation. Besides, it also centralizes other earthquake sites in Yingxiu, Mianzhu and Dujiangyan in Sichuan province.

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