Lijiang market ~ Lijiang
Oct 22 2001

The traditional central marketplace in Lijiang is now given over to souvenirs and fake antiques. On Saturday they were cleared out early to allow space for dancing. The traditional Naxi dance, circling around a bonfire, was begun by some traditional Naxi women. This also soon gave over to the tourists who pushed their way into the chain between them. Still, it is a picturesque place with Jade Snow Dragon mountain looming in the distance, as yet unchanged.


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nigel & julie snow