Online Tombs Becoming More Popular In China

Posted by admin on Apr 6, 2010

Chinese people have started experimenting with a convenient, low-cost and low-carbon way to pay respects to the dead by just clicking a mouse, a move that became especially popular during Monday’s Qingming Festival.

Since the holiday is so short, Song Qin, a Beijing-based legal consultant, cannot go back to his hometown in East China’s Anhui province to pay respects to his deceased grandparents.

However, Song has his own way of showing respect after having set up two online tombs for them. Each tomb costs him only 10 yuan ($1.50), compared to a real tomb, which is usually priced at tens of thousands of yuan.

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