Standing tall

(Above) The devastation in Tangshan, an industrial city in north China's Hebei Province, after it experienced one of the deadliest earthquakes of the 20th century in the early hours of July 28, 1976. More than 240,000 people were killed, and another
The devastation in Tangshan, an industrial city in north China's Hebei Province, after it experienced one of the deadliest earthquakes of the 20th century in the early hours of July 28, 1976. More than 240,000 people were killed, and another 160,000 were injured. Today, 40 years later, the city is a vibrant metropolis (above) and a popular tourist destination.PHOTOS: XINHUA
(Above) The devastation in Tangshan, an industrial city in north China's Hebei Province, after it experienced one of the deadliest earthquakes of the 20th century in the early hours of July 28, 1976. More than 240,000 people were killed, and another
(Above) The devastation in Tangshan, an industrial city in north China's Hebei Province, after it experienced one of the deadliest earthquakes of the 20th century in the early hours of July 28, 1976. More than 240,000 people were killed, and another 160,000 were injured. Today, 40 years later, the city is a vibrant metropolis and a popular tourist destination.PHOTOS: XINHUA

The devastation in Tangshan, an industrial city in north China's Hebei Province, after it experienced one of the deadliest earthquakes of the 20th century in the early hours of July 28, 1976.

More than 240,000 people were killed, and another 160,000 were injured.

Today, 40 years later, the city is a vibrant metropolis and a popular tourist destination.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2016, with the headline 'Standing tall'. Print Edition | Subscribe