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The Ancient City of Dali (Dàlǐ Gǔchéng, 大理古城), or Dali Old Town, is another great example of ancient and modern fusing together in China. The architecture is indeed ancient with...


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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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