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Detail: 定边县的位置Location of Dingbian County -- yellow arrow. Click on image for full map.

Region: 陕西Shaanxi

定边县图片Dingbian County Pictures

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    The landmark 鼓楼Drum Tower of Dingbian county.

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    Dingbian's 鼓楼Drum Tower sits on the less developed southern part of the town where the thick mud walls divided the streets. Many locals wandered in the area, like this man taking a cigarette break.

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    The imposing 牌坊Memorial Arch or Gateway of Dingbian county. An attractive area for two women vendors selling fruits.

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    The grand archway spans one of the thoroughfares of Dingbian town.

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    One of the small old streets near the 鼓楼Drum Tower.

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    Dingbian's ladies on the move in latest fashion.

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    Children cooling off in the shade. Dingbian is in the 黄土高原Ordos region, right on the edge of the 戈壁 (大漠)Gobi Desert, so the town is hot and dry.

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    A girl in one of the sparse streets beside the mud walls.

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    A small alley between the thick mud walls of Dingbian county. A few hostels were dug into the walls. I should have checked out the rooms.

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    A family walking down this quiet and desolate street. The whole town is synonymous with wall.

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    The giant mud walls are here sliced to make way for houses.

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    Another lonely street beside the mighty mud walls.

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    The streets are not much better than the nearby deserts.

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    The usable mud walls are usually layered with mud bricks.

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    One of the main streets in the downtown area.

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    Believe it or not: this dugged-out channel was once a giant mud wall. While I was there, I witnessed a few of these great walls, that had defined the town for centuries, in the process of being flattened.

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    Downtown Dingbian. A few houses in the walled area. One of which is a pork shop.

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    A section of a giant mud wall remains like a hideous monster that needs to be cover.

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    The northern border of Dingbian.

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    Grazing lamps in the northwest town's desert-like area. Not far from here I came across a few gravestones.

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    In the past, the great wall must have extended into the town. Here you see the sand and wind blasted wall trying to keep an appearance for another decade.

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The 万里长城Great Wall from the shining 渤海Bohai sea to the Gobi desert west — 山海关Shanhaiguan (Shanhai Pass) to 嘉峪关Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass).

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The stone lions, chimeras, toistoises and unicorns that guarded the royal tombs of the 六朝Six Dynasties Era for the past 1600 years.

clay figure of 钟馗 Zhong Kui

Arts and Crafts that I bought along my travels.