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Shangri-la assets lost forever after town blaze

Updated: 2014-01-14 07:27
By He Na and Yang Yang in Beijing and Hu Yongqi in Yunnan ( China Daily)

Infrastructure changes take their toll, report He Na and Yang Yang in Beijing and Hu Yongqi in Yunnan province.

Irreparable damage to ancient architecture and traditional culture was caused by a fire that raged in an ancient Tibetan town in Yunnan province at the weekend, according to experts.

The blaze in Dukezong, founded 1,300 years ago and a noted tourist attraction, destroyed 343 of the 1,084 houses in a town known for its cobbled streets and well-preserved wooden houses.

Shangri-la assets lost forever after town blaze

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