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[Travel] Dali, The Three Pagoda

The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, a complex located at the foot of Yingle Peak of Cangshan Mountain with beautiful temples and the Pagodas with the mountains backdrop.

[Travel] Dali, the Old Town of the Bai Ethnic Group

Once upon a time, Dali was the center of the Bai and Yi culture, the Nanzhao Kingdom that covered most of Yunnan, part of Sichuan, Burma and Vietnam. Presently, the rich ethnic group culture still flourish from the Bai, Yi and Hui minorities.

[Travel] Lijiang: Shuhe Old Town

Another Ancient town for the Naxi (纳西族) minority ethnic group famous for its cobble stones craftsmen and architecture influence by the Naxi, Han, Baisha and Tibetan.

[Travel] Lijiang: Mu’s Mansion, Lion Hill and the Black Dragon Pool

The home of the Naxi (纳西族) ethnic group with Dongba (东巴) culture and the other 20+ Chinese minorities settle in this town. A melting pot of culture, friendly neighborhood and delicious food/coffee, amazing architecture wooden building and fresco painting.

[Travel] Lijiang : Baisha Village

Baisha (白沙) Village, the oldest village for the Naxi (纳西族) ethnic group, a minority living in Yunnan province. The village is famous for fresco paintings in the Naxi architecture and Naxi Embroidery and Tie-dying.

[Travel] Jiuzhaigou, Tibetan Culture

On the way to Jiuzhaigou, we get to see the beautiful winter mountainous area of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture and Tibetan (བོད་པ,藏族) village

[Travel] Shanghai, the Bund: Architecture Museum

The Bund in Shanghai is hails as the International Architecture Museum of the world. Business, Finance and Luxurious lifestyle gives it a name as the Wall Street of the East. The mostly East and Western influence style from eclectic, romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, art deco and beaux-art.

[Travel] Harbin, Jewish and Russian Architecture.

Jewish and Russian architecture in Harbin, the history of its people and some Winter activities.

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