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around Xiahe

Chinese area
#29-GANSU-SILK ROAD-4

November 21st 2011
XIAHE A bus ride from Lanzhou took me up to another unique place high in the mountains were the air is also thin and sky is dark blue and clear. This is the largest Tibetan monastery town outside of Tibet.. it also has a large population of Chinese and Hui Muslims. It was a small laid back town, surrounded by barren hills being the start of winter. The air was clear and crisp, but warm in ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu

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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