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The picturesque old part of Lijiang Town in
China, at the break of dawn.
The town has a history going back more than 800 years and is famous for its
orderly system of waterways and bridges.
Once a confluence for trade, the old town is today a UNESCO Heritage Site, due
to its unique architecture.
The old town is famous for its labyrinth of waterways,
small alleys and bridges.
The town also has a natural well, known as Yican, and today with a stairway and
enclosed by a
The well is named after the place where in the winter of 1253 the Mongol troops
led by Kublai Khan stopped and allegedly refreshed themselves on their way South
to conquer Dali.
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