Went to the town yesterday. It is really difficult to access, esp with melting snow and muddy road. But it was worth it.
Oh you went to Xigupu? How's it now?
Still very run down. I always thought that turning towns like Pingyao (where I am now) or Lijiang into a tourist attraction destroys the charm. But comparing with towns in Yuxian, I would rather for them to be commercialized and to survive, than in the original stage and run down. I guess it is the less of two evils. Maybe until Chinese tourists become sophisticated enough can we expect towns reserved beautifully like those in Europe.
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Photo taken in Yuxian, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China
Misplaced? Suggest new location