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Tradesman at work - Huanglongxi ancient village | by Pic_Joy
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Tradesman at work - Huanglongxi ancient village

Timber columns sitting on carved stone turtle, and the tradesman adding the finishing touches.

 

Over 1700 years old, this rustic town has cobbled streets, little temples, and wharves and houses along its curve alleys. Most buildings are of Qing Dynasty styles. Pointed roof eaves, spot tiles encrusted with aged moss and timber columns with pealing paint all give it a unique ancient feel. Villagers go about their daily lives seemingly oblivious to the many visitors.

 

For those who take time to wander among its many curving alleys, many hidden gems await.

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Taken on November 3, 2010