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西递图片Xidi Village Pictures

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  • Picture of 西递-绣楼 Xidi

    Romantically called a lady's ball-tossing tower, but in reality one of a Hu offical's retirement and self-cultivation loft. This part of the house is unusual because it broke the village design tradition by having the private room extend out to the public space.

  • Picture of 西递-绣楼 xidi

    A wider view of the unique design.

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    Drying tomatoes.

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    A father and his child walking and whistling back and forth along the stone lane.

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    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递-巷 Xidi-alley

    One of Xidi's many stone-paved alleys.

  • Picture of 西递 Xidi

    One of Xidi's main road, where 2 girls are relaxing outside a restaurant. The main roads are where all the shops are. Some put there wares out, but most would stand or sit outside and persuade tourists to go inside their shops or residences to look at their collections, and hopefully make a sale.

  • Picture of 西递 Xidi

    Outside a restaurant.

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    The fascade of this houses clearly shows a simple horsehead wall design.

  • Picture of 西递-绣楼 Xidi
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    One of the main roads along the perimeter of the village.

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    Playing Majong on a sunny day.

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image of Jiayuguan fort

嘉峪关Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) - the lone fort at the edges of the desolate and bare Gobi desert. It is at once both a timeless symbol of human's uncompromising reach and an otherworldly mirage.

image of Tulufan's Emin MinaretPortriat of a Uygur girl in 二堡乡 Erbaoxiang

See 吐鲁番Tulufan's well-known attractions -- 苏公塔Sugonta (Emin Minaret), 高昌城Gaochang Ruins, and 火焰山Huoyan Shan (Flaming Mountains).