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Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan Province, China

Posted by
Henry Westheim (Taichung, Taiwan) on 16 February 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We’re now in Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan Province, China. Walking along these traditional Chinese streets at dawn makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time. I’m loving it! Lijiang Old Town was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1997; Lijiang Old Town dates back to China’s Warring States Period (476 BC – 221 BC) and is home to the Naxi ethnic minority people, one of China’s recognized 56 minority ethnic cultures. Black Dragon Pool Park (I posted a photo here on October 29, 2005) is just outside of Lijiang Old Town.

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franz from Baden, Austria

this is indeed like looking back in time! gorgeous warm tones, a clever perspective and lots to discover !

16 Feb 2016 4:22pm

@franz: ^_^. Thanks, Franz.

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

I love it .

16 Feb 2016 4:29pm

@farNaaz50: Thank you, farNaaz50. ^_^

Aminus3 Discover from United States

Thanks for contributing your story to Aminus3 Discover. It has been posted here

16 Feb 2016 7:05pm

@Aminus3 Discover: Thank you.

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

Such a lovely shot

16 Feb 2016 7:43pm

@Alun: Thank you, Alun. ^_^

Harmonia from Bondues, France

Interesting and superb

16 Feb 2016 7:53pm

@Harmonia: Thank you, Harmonia. ^_^

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

amazing tones and lighting

17 Feb 2016 1:28am

@Harry: Thank you, Harry. ^_^

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Excellent Old Town street capture! Love the warm colour tones and you got great light to show good detail in the buildings and cobblestone.

17 Feb 2016 2:04am

@DarkElf: Thank you, DarkElf. ^_^

James from Central Florida, United States

A beautiful image with warm, rich tones. The accompanying narrative really adds to the overall quality of the presentation. Very well done.

17 Feb 2016 3:28am

@James: Thank you, James. ^_^

L'Angevine from Angers, France

belle lumière et rendu accentué

17 Feb 2016 9:47am

@L'Angevine: L'Angevine, thank you. ^_^

Dany Hèm-Kervran from Morillon, France

Light is highly positive on the pavement : bravo !

20 Feb 2016 5:59pm

@Dany Hèm-Kervran: Thank you, Dany. ^_^

Jean Fraipont from Belgium

A wonderful picture of an other time !

18 Mar 2016 10:17pm

@Jean Fraipont: Thank you, Jean.