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Shaxi (29-30 Sep 13)

October 3rd 2013
After two nights in busy, busy Lijiang, and threatened by the imminent hike in room rates due to the Chinese national day celebrations, I decided to pack up and make the slight detour southwards to the small town of Shaxi. Described by LP as similar to entering a wormhole and going back in time, Shaxi was indeed a stark change from noisy Lijiang. Apparently, it's one of only three ancient c ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi

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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