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Cloisonne Factory

The Great Wall

July 12th 2009
Today we traveled to The Great Wall, via the obligatory factories (jade on the way there and cloisonne on the way back) and the obligatory factory museum lazy-Suzan restaurant lunch. It was a cooler day and thankfully overcast - perfect climbing weather. Unfortunately the side we climbed had better views of the "Great Parking Lot" than the countryside and Great Wall in one direction and it was v ... read more
Asia » China

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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