The ruins of a coal mine / 废弃的煤矿

Not far from the hauntingly beautiful buddhist caves of Yungang, the industrial landscape around Datong is also very noticeable.

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Yungang Shiku view from the Coal Mine Park, Feb 2016
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Industrial landscape, Abandoned Coal Mine, Feb 2016

I went to the Coal Mine Park but the place where you are allowed to go down into the mine was closed for renovation so I decided to walk around the area. After going through an active mine, I found quite interesting ruins of an abandoned mine with an almost abandoned village of mine workers.

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Abandoned Coal Mine, Feb 2016
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Remaining logo, Abandoned Coal Mine, Feb 2016
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Gallery entrance, Abandoned Coal Mine, Feb 2016
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Ruined village, Abandoned Coal Mine, Feb 2016

I am not sure but this mine could have been a part of the working one I saw just before. According to a villager, the mine here has been abandoned for more than four years. I have not found more information on this site yet, but maybe in the summer more people will walk around and answer my questions…

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Industrial ruins in winter, Abandoned Coal Mine, Feb 2016

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