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Dump repurposed into theme park in Xiangfang

Updated : 2017-06-15

By Wang Wei ( chinadaily.com.cn )

In order to provide a healthy living environment for residents, Harbin’s Xiangfang district repurposed a local garbage dump by reconstructing the site into a theme park.

Thirty-six pavilions were constructed to resemble well-known Chinese pavilions, such as Joyous Pavilion in Beijing and Zuiweng Pavilion in Anhui. The park is the largest pavilion-themed park in the whole of China.

After five years of construction, the park opened on April 30, 2015. Covering an area of 73 hectares, it can host 100,000 visitors at a time.

Cultivating landscape on previous garbage dumping sites is extremely difficult. After improving the soil and surroundings, vegetation with strong stress resistance from northeastern China were planted, further degrading harmful substances in the soil and purifying the air.

The construction of the park is a successful example of promoting traditional culture, saving land costs and turning waste into treasure. The park has also brought additional employment and tourism growth to the district.


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Harbin’s Xiangfang district repurposes a garbage dump into a theme park. [Photo/my399.com]
 

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Thirty-six pavilions re constructed to resemble other well-known Chinese pavilions. [Photo/my399.com]

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Thirty-six pavilions re constructed to resemble other well-known Chinese pavilions. [Photo/my399.com]
 

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Bridges are a feature of the park. [Photo/my399.com]
 

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 Colorful flowers grow in the park. [Photo/my399.com]

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