The North Gate of Xigupu Old Town[蔚县西古堡北门], Yuxian County, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province (Qing Dynasty, 1636~1911)

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Comments (3)

jiminbeijing on November 26, 2009

Went to the town yesterday. It is really difficult to access, esp with melting snow and muddy road. But it was worth it.

Cui Jinze on November 27, 2009

Oh you went to Xigupu? How's it now?

jiminbeijing on November 27, 2009

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 details

  • Uploaded on September 15, 2008
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    by Cui Jinze
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
    • Taken on 2004/10/04 11:47:53
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.81mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash