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For many, the Bund (Wàitān, 外滩) is the face of Shanghai. Even as the city transforms itself, growing upwards and outwards at a tremendous rate, the Bund's Art Deco and Neoclassical facades appear...

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Wudang Lamasery (Wǔdāng Zhào, 五当召), the Mongolian name of which means "Willow Lamasery", is purported to be modeled after its distant Tibetan cousin, the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Though the legion of local and foreign tourists that flood its grounds have a way of dampening its charm, Wudang Lamasery's 1,500 Buddhist statues and abundant fine murals, which depict historical myths and beautiful landscapes, make it worth the visit. Besides, escaping the crowds can be as easy as taking a few steps into the surrounding..

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