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Street view of Yingxiu, July 2005.
Street view of Yingxiu, July 2005.
Location in China

Coordinates: 31°03′32″N 103°29′41″E / 31.05889°N 103.49472°E / 31.05889; 103.49472Coordinates: 31°03′32″N 103°29′41″E / 31.05889°N 103.49472°E / 31.05889; 103.49472{{#coordinates:31|03|32|N|103|29|41|E|type:city(6906)_region:CN |primary |name=

Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Ngawa
County Wenchuan
 • Total 115.12 km2 (44.45 sq mi)
Elevation 1,012 m (3,320 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 6,906
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 513221102

Yingxiu (Chinese: 映秀镇; pinyin: yìngxiù zhèn) is a town of southern Wenchuan County, northwestern Sichuan province of Southwest China. It is located at the southern end of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, and lies on the road to Jiuzhaigou Valley, Wolong and the Siguniang Mountains (四姑娘山). It is located Script error: No such module "convert". south of the county urban centre, and just Script error: No such module "convert". west of the city of Dujiangyan. The town has an area of Script error: No such module "convert"., and as of 2007, a population of 6,906.[1]

Yingxiu Street After May 12, 2008

It is at the epicentre and one of the single worst hit areas of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. 80% of the town was destroyed by the earthquake. The town was the first journalists were able to reach inside Wenchuan County. Benevolence Square, built by the Chinese government at the epicentre of the earthquake, contains a huge boulder lying below the surface and surrounded by a moat. A plaque, in Chinese and English, reads as follows: Benevolence Square: It was arable land before the earthquake. A boulder flew down here during the earthquake, people engraved it with the words 5.12 Epicenter Yingxiu . This boulder has flat surfaces, is 11 meters long, 8 meters high and 3 meters wide, just opposite to Niuquan Valley Seismic focus. Now as the iconic site of the earthquake, people all over the world go here to pay homage to the victims, and the name ‘Benevolence Square’ derived. Shuttle buses bring passengers to an outdoor relics area consisting of a badly damaged clock and school.If you decide to walk, you will cross a newly reconstructed village to that area.

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