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Charms of Old China

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Fenghuang in Hunan Province. Untouched, so far, by wild real estate development in China. This image was copied from a Flickr account and enhanced with Picnik.

Excerpted from a local website:

Fenghuang is at the foot of Nanhua Mountain, by the Tuojiang River. The red sandstone city wall stands on the riverbank, and the city tower and iron gate were constructed during the Qing Dynasty. The 2-kilometer-long city wall built during the Kangxi reign of the Qing Dynasty has collapsed. The eastern and northern gates remain, but there are no traces now of the southern and western gates. Walking along the city wall, the clear Tuojiang River, residences on either side of the wall, and slabstone streets spring into view.

Since this page is popular I have added to more images of the town and its river.


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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/03/13 at 08:15

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  1. Gianpietro@Gallusi Che grazioso!!!

    Alessandra Gallusi

    2011/10/18 at 08:58

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