1,200-year-old village with 17 residents

Updated: 2011-10-21 11:49

(chinadaily.com.cn)

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1,200-year-old village with 17 residents

It has no doctors, pharmacies or shops and few people get sick, according to some local residents. A village in Mengxian county, Yangquan city of North China's Shanxi province, has just 17 residents. The village is called Dapin by local residents. The houses in the village are built by stone on mud with more than 40 courtyards and some are about 1,200 years old, said Gao Feng, vice director of Cultural Relics and Tourism Bureau of Mengxian county. The village residents range from 50 to 88 in age, as all the young people are working or living away. The left-behind elders live a peaceful life by farming. [Photo/CFP]

1,200-year-old village with 17 residents

Residents of Dapin village stand in front of a group of houses, Oct 15, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

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