Modern Ghost Town – Beichuan



In Ma­y 2008, officials in the Ch­ines­e provi­nce of Sichuan annou­nced that the city of Beichuan may be moved to a neighboring county leaving the old city abandoned. Beichuan was one of the areas hardest hit by an earthquake earlier that same month, which killed more than 50,000 people. The quake destroyed most of the buildings in the city, and those left standing were deemed unsafe for human habitation.