We are sitting in a house ( bar ) which was built in the SONG DYNASTY ( 960 – 1279 ), Indian chicken curry and Italian expresso was served; LADY GAGA music played in the background ! Many people claimed that Old Town of Lijiang in Yunnan Province, China is ‘ VENICE of THE EAST‘ ! Maybe i can’t make a fair judgement since I have never been to Venice in Italy; however this place is THE VENICE Of The EAST for me ! :-) 800 years old–Old Town Lijiang — UNESCO World Heritage town is one of the most romantic places I have ever been to in China. The cobblestone in the streets, clean water that runs through Old town and beautiful SONG DYNASTY architectures ; and of course the fascinating NAXI ( Nakhi ) ethnic cultures and traditions that still rule this touristic town.
The other day I took a walk to a small park, about 30 mins walk from where we live. It was surrounded by chinese-architect pavilion and small bridges.