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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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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) stand as one of the longest and best-preserved sets of city walls in the world. Visitors walking its ramparts enjoy spectacular vantages over the city's ancient architecture, mostly unchanged in the last 300-some years. Walking over the walls' stamped bricks you'll come across thousands of crenulations (openings through which to fire..

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