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Definitely one of Pingyao's must-see attractions, the city's 6-kilometer-long (4 mi), 12-meter-high (40 ft), nearly 700-year-old city walls (gǔchéng qiáng, 古城墙)...


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Dragon Head Cliff (Lóng Shǒu Yá, 龙首崖) is so named for its resemblance to a dragon perched and ready to take flight. Although the likeness may not be made by average onlooker, in the eyes of esteemed Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai, it looked like a dragon—and so the name stuck. Resemblances aside, Dragon Head Cliff precipice offers an awe-inspiring view out over the Jiangxi plains below. The natural rock platform that forms the dragon's head protrudes over the edge of the cliff which drops away several hundred..

The first thing you are likely to notice about the Kuling (Guling in Mandarin) area of town is its jumble of architectural styles. In the late 19th century, Lushan gained notoriety as a place to escape the summer heat and many villas of various styles where built by both Chinese and foreign travelers. Some of the lavish Victorian style buildings have now been converted into hotels. One of the most beautifully preserved of these western style villas is Meilu Villa. Built in the early 1900's, the villa was gifted to Chiang Kaishek's..

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