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Archive for July, 2011

Venice of The East : Old Town of Lijiang

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.

Old Town Lijiang

Lijiang Old Town

Roast pig

Venice of the east

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Old town Lijiang

An overview of Old Town of Lijiang

Old Town Lijiang

Old Town Lijiang


A walk to a park

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.

Pavillion

Pavilion


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