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Yongtai Village, 400-year-old ‘turtle city’

Updated: 2015-03-10 16:34:02

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Inside an old residential building originally built in the Ming Dynasty (rebuilt in 1920) [Photo/Cao Zhizheng/ Asianewsphoto.com]

Apart from the dramatic drop in population, the deterioration of the natural environment has wrecked the ancient city. Desertification, lack of water, and a sharp decline in forest coverage in recent years have made the living conditions even worse.

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