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The ancient town of Pingyao  

The ancient town of Pingyao

China Part 2: The Great Wall of Tourists

May 4th 2019
Another fantastic high speed train took us further north from Chengdu towards Xi’an, the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors and the end of the Silk Road. Being a walled city, I was expecting it to be quaint and filled with old houses and temples. I mean I couldn't have been more wrong. With almost 13 million people living there it'd be hard for it to be described as quaint. It took almost an ... 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
30th May 2019

I have stayed within view of this pic in the middle of winter...the cobbled streets icy & slippery. What a contrast to this colourful vibrant summer shot. I have posted this in the 'Streetscapes' thread. Great pic.

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