Lijiang, a popular destination in Yunnan, is considered a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by a friendly group of people. It is great to enjoy a quiet and pleasant holiday in Lijiang Old Town which is graced by well preserved ancient buildings and the Naxi culture.At present, Lijiang City is an attractive tourist destination in Yunnan Province that exercises jurisdiction over four counties and an Old Town District. Lijiang is the main region inhabited by Naxi Group, one of China's 55 minority ethnic groups. In its long history, the local residents have established their splendid Dongba Culture which has absorbed aspects of the culture of Tibet and the Central Plains along the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. The various souvenirs marked with these Dongba hieroglyphs are very popular with visitors from home and abroad.
Lijiang Old Town
Street of Lijiang Old Town
The city has the best preserved ancient town in China - the Old Town which has been listed in the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO in 1997. The Old Town was once the center of Lijiang and continues to maintain the original flavor of the local lifestyle, the typical groups of buildings and the profound cultural heritage of the region. When wandering along Square Street or any other streets in the Old Town, you will be struck by the peaceful surroundings. From enjoying the sight of the setting sun from historic hotels to local farmsteads, there are many favorable things here for travelers. Naturally, there are a number of tour destinations to enhance your visit as well. Among them, the most famous is Mufu (Mu's Palace) which should not be missed during your trip.
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marcan44 (6307) 2012-05-17 9:59
bellissimo scatto sui tetti di questa cittadina cinese nel chiarore prima della notte fonda.
Le luci sui tetti e la luna nel cielo creano una atmosfra particolare di fascino.
dawekato (2269) 2012-05-17 9:59
Interesting lighting with the sun still up in the sky. Good POV. I'd like to see more of the texture in those roofs. Perhaps a bit of judicious dodging would bring it out.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-05-17 10:05
Excellent shot, perfect composed, i like the perspective and the view against this wonderful sky. Not forget the sharpness and the aechitecture frim the foors is fantastic, wonderfuk and many fine details.
Have a nice evening,
Miguel82 (27024) 2012-05-17 10:25
A nice picture with this view on the roofs of this town
Good light, sharpness and colors
have a nice day
golus (2893) 2012-05-17 11:56
A nicely selected POV and a vast open view through the rooftops to the far away mountains. The depth sense you've achived is really marvellous. It is interesting to see that without exception all the buildings are flat, and there exist no taller buildings. The ligthing is excellent as all your postings together with magnificent colors. Thanks and best wishes,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-17 12:14
The atmosphere is ancient and humbling; it's as if I can smell the evening dinners being served and the smell of good rice wine. Stunning POV and chosen very well as far as the location to take this shot. Very fine detail to color and light and all with superb clarity. Fantastic DOF and your POV is very, very, very pleasing. Great Job Grzegorz!!
TFS........Your Friend from California.....Buddy
Sonata11 (33717) 2012-05-18 4:36
wpsanialy punkt widzenia na panorame miasta slicznie polozonego. Podoba mi sie kolorystyka, super ostrosc, kontrast, sliczne oswietlenie i wspanialy spokojny natroj. Podoba mi sie bardzo.
cargus (10017) 2012-05-18 4:36
Impressive panorama of the site. picture is well done with a perfect blend of color, brightness and contrast.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-17 9:50