China: Yunnan: #4 First Walk in Jianshui

Having arrived in the walled city of Jianshui, we had to walk along Lin An Road to get to our accommodation.  It turned out to be a very interesting walk indeed.

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At least, some of the signs were in English as well as Chinese.

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Shade trees helped make the walk pleasant.

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It was a delight to be walking up such a beautiful cobble stone street. Although there were many old buildings, new ones were being built in the old style.

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Intricate carvings decorated some of the wooden doors.

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Even the manhole covers were decorative and told traditional stories.

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  They were all cast in concrete and each one was different; this one depicted a deer. 

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The tree surrounds had been carefully laid…

but I did wonder about the health of the tree roots.

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It can sometimes be difficult to find a good angle for a photo!

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An impressive entrance to a restaurant; it looked very inviting.

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The city retains a wonderful ‘old Chinese’ feel

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Traditional roof styles and tiles

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A colourful street scene of small shops.

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More colour in the merchandise hanging by the doorway of a shop.

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With very few cars, bikes were the transport of choice… or feet!

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Intricately carved wooden doors closed off this shop from the street.

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Detail of some of the carving on that door.

…and all of that was seen just walking down the street to get to our hotel…

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Reception at the Fairyland Hotel… great name!

The Fairyland is a modern and clean hotel, the only thing that left a little to be desired was the toilet and shower arrangement.  Although clean, they were side by side with a clear sheet of glass between and a partially opaque sliding door that either closed off the loo or the shower, but not both together.  So, when sharing a room, unless you wanted to be on ‘display’, only one convenience could be used at a time.  Apart from this minor matter, I would thoroughly recommend the establishment.

Time to drop off our ‘stuff’ and go for another walk in this lovely old town.

More of that anon

David

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One comment on “China: Yunnan: #4 First Walk in Jianshui

  1. Mitzi Eisenberg says:

    These are wondrous and we are enjoying them all immensely. Thank you.

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