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古镇: Death-knell for Yunnan's Historic Towns

In China even the 'old towns' are new. Under the 古镇, or ancient town, moniker old towns are razed and their population driven out to make space for sanitized versions of Chinese history that drive the tourist dollar.

Domestic Splendour: Residential Woodcarving in Shiping

Domestic Splendour: Residential Woodcarving in Shiping
The merchants of Shiping grew rich on the tin trade at the beginning of the century. Their family fortunes did not survive the times but some of their residences did. The communist revolution saw the families turned out of their homes and those that took their place were often too poor to modernize the buildings, leaving them largely intact. Today a number have been converted into lifeless museums, but others are inhabited by families who can claim them as home for half a century.

Markets this Wednesday

Kunming 昆明
Longtou 龙头街
Shilin 石林彝族自治县
Jiulong 九龙乡

Dali 大理
Longjie 龙街
Zhongjiang 中江
Wanqiao 湾桥
Zhouguanying 周官营
Shanglan 上兰
Shaba 沙坝
Longjie 龙街
Zhongying 种英
Shunbi 順濞

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州

Honghe 红河
Xinjie 新街
Dixibei 地西北
Zhicun 芷村镇
Baiyun 白云乡
Longwu 龙武镇
Yongning 永宁乡
Hongtian 红田
Tutai 土台
Sankeshu 三棵树

Wenshan 文山
Boai 剥隘镇
Heizhiguo 黑支果乡
Dongma 董马乡
Badaoshao 八道哨乡
Xinzhai 新寨乡

Chuxiong 楚雄
Maojie 猫街镇
Yaoan 姚安县
Shizhong 适中乡

Baoshan 保山市
Tengchong 腾冲县
Xiaopingtian 小平田

Lincang 临沧
Mengjiao 勐角乡
Mangka 芒卡镇
Fengwei 风尾镇
Yalian 亚练乡
Boshang 博商

Zhaotong 昭通
Linfeng 麟风
Shuitian 水田

Yuxi 玉溪
Yuanjiang 元江哈尼族彝族傣族自治县
Nanuo 那诺乡
Yani 亚尼

Puer 普洱
Yongping 永平镇

Nujiang 怒江
Lazan 腊咱
Lumadeng 鹿马登乡