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Old April 1st, 2007, 04:12 PM   #21
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The next set of Fenghuang pics - the ancient town at night:
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 03:16 AM   #22
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Look at my pics dammit!

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Old April 2nd, 2007, 03:31 AM   #23
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I would like to swim in that river
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 03:32 AM   #24
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It's quite clean.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:08 AM   #25
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Every Chinese thread says "One of the most beautiful _________ in China!"
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 11:41 AM   #26
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Every Chinese thread says "One of the most beautiful _________ in China!"
exactly, try to find some other thread names pls.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 04:30 PM   #27
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Actually, there is a total of two threads that have titles like that (not "every Chinese thread" as you say) and if you actually bothered to read them before you started complaining you'd see that the two were posted within minutes of each other and by different authors entirely independently of each other and that it was a complete co-incidence that they were both named the same way. I never made any other threads about China before this one so I'm not one of those people to who go posting huge numbers of proaganda photos all across the internet showing how 'glorious' and developed chinese cities are. I am posting my own photos from my trip to China last summer, I named this thread the way I did because I thought this town actually was the most beautiful town I visited while I was there. Happy now?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 05:20 AM   #28
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easy man. your pics are excellent. just joking around since I've seen a couple of threads with similar names. Continue with your good job!
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 04:24 PM   #29
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Oops, sorry. Was already annoyed about something else when I typed that!
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:59 PM   #30
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actually we can call it "the Phoenix town"
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 08:43 PM   #31
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Beautiful town.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #32
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Actually, there is a total of two threads that have titles like that (not "every Chinese thread" as you say) and if you actually bothered to read them before you started complaining you'd see that the two were posted within minutes of each other and by different authors entirely independently of each other and that it was a complete co-incidence that they were both named the same way. I never made any other threads about China before this one so I'm not one of those people to who go posting huge numbers of proaganda photos all across the internet showing how 'glorious' and developed chinese cities are. I am posting my own photos from my trip to China last summer, I named this thread the way I did because I thought this town actually was the most beautiful town I visited while I was there. Happy now?
Well don't get me wrong I love the pictures.
But I just see that type of name on a lot of Chinese threads.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #33
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OK, time for the next set of pics!

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These buildings are all brand new:
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Old April 7th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #34
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feckin gorgeous I absolutely love the setting of that place. Aswell as the new buildings in keeping with the traditional style

ace pix too - are they yours?
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Even though I love the landscape and architectures over there a lot, I am not sure if I enjoy seeing all those tourists. I have never been there myself, but it seems to me this place has been very much commercialized and heavily encroached by tourism. As far as I know, it's a very famous domestic tourist destination in China. Usually the crowdedness (particularly during holiday season) and dense commercial activities at such places in China, they could be way too much distracting for you to genuinely appreciate the beauty of the real places.
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Every Chinese thread says "One of the most beautiful _________ in China!"
Many non-Chinese threads say "The most beautiful/whatever______in the world". Did you complain about that already?
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Old April 7th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #37
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feckin gorgeous I absolutely love the setting of that place. Aswell as the new buildings in keeping with the traditional style

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It is a very beautiful setting, surounded by hills covered in forest.
Yes, all the pics I've posted are myne.

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Even though I love the landscape and architectures over there a lot, I am not sure if I enjoy seeing all those tourists. I have never been there myself, but it seems to me this place has been very much commercialized and heavily encroached by tourism. As far as I know, it's a very famous domestic tourist destination in China. Usually the crowdedness (particularly during holiday season) and dense commercial activities at such places in China, they could be way too much distracting for you to genuinely appreciate the beauty of the real places.
Fenghuang is very popular with domestic tourists (not yet with foreign tourists, though it'll only be a matter of time) and it has become quite commercialised as a reault. There is a lot of pressure for new development as more and more people want to buy property there. It doesn't seem to have lost all it's culture though and all the money that has been earned from tourism has meant that they've been able to restore all the old buildings. I think the prospects for the future there are mixed; there is always the possibility that they over develop the place and it loses it's charm but there is also the possibilty that they use the tourist income to benefit the local people as well as restore all the beautiful old buildings.
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the growth of China alone amazes me!
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #39
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As a white man would I get along okay if I visited Fenghuang...?
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #40
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I doubt they'll raze or redevelop the old areas, but rather open up a whole new zone outside the historic centre with skyscrapers and hotels, much like what they've done with other large Chinese cities.

The other big tourism destination with many old buildings is Lijiang. I notice quite a number of tours available from Hong Kong to both Lijiang and this one.
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