"Plateau Water Village, Lijiang Naxi ancient city ---- Story"
More charm and stories
From the Dali sitting "high-Express luxury bus" (50 RMB / yuan) about three and a half hours to Lijiang, tour guides get off contacted Miss Sun Xia, Unfortunately, the high fever she was hospitalized, no way to pick me, in order to do not bother her, I decided to arrange their own accommodation and travel.
Sit "taxi" I told the driver to take me to the old town, along the way he introduced me to, because Jiang Zemin to Lijiang in the morning traffic jam is very serious, temporary stop before he recommended that I live, "Old Town Inn."
Into the Naxi Street's "Old Town Inn", ancient and strong ethnic style architecture and elegant courtyards, impressive, but the price is relatively high (200-400 yuan), a waiter told me that, in addition to deluxe standard room, other rooms are all sold out. Or because the "Expo", seems to be "Expo" has given greatly benefit from Yunnan.
The ancient city along the quiet street and then move forward, not far from there a unique hotel --- "Lijiang Sanhe Hotel," the body for ethnic minority apparel Miss enthusiastic reception station and made me a simple introduction, with the "Old Town Inn" The difference is that, "Lijiang Sanhe Hotel" a mixture of 280 / between "luxury standard room", with only 20 yuan / bed common rooms, business particularly hot, 80 % of all overseas visitors and to students in the main. It is said that well-known magazine "china" has a detailed description of the two hotels. Used to live double, in order to experience first-hand look at Inn of the flavor and service, I decided to live in one of the more than 16 rooms. Into the typical "3 Square, a screen wall" in Naxi courtyard, across the tall gate to see the level of bed by a wood composed of rooms, I really like the university into the bedroom, but the bed looks very clean and tidy supplies For a real life travel experience for our visitors, this should be a very fun choice.
My neighbor is three Japanese girls, capped with all European and American tourists, everyone is very polite greeting, very cordial and friendly, despite different languages, but does not affect the communication with each other, of course, English is the best bridge, from time to time you can hear the "foreigner" uncomfortable mixture of Chinese, with interest to inquire about everything, it seems that they are very interested in anything. There is one thing to me very deeply impressed, once, when I come out from the public toilets, passing the courtyard patio when several European female tourists suddenly screamed, "fish!", "Fish!" Look of anxiety and pain expression, the original in the courtyard there is a big fish tank, inside a fish tank in the jump from the ground, is struggling on the floor, I walked over, grabbed the head, put it back in a fish tank, did not expect the entire courtyard of the "foreigner" to warm applause and issued a heartfelt joy, his face reveals the share of truth and love, I actually touched one back.
In the evening, I walked the long winding bluestone Naxi ancient road, which is a built in Song to the early Yuan Dynasty 800 years ago has been the history of the ancient city, in the Ming Dynasty had been a considerable scale, row upon row of houses within the ancient city of magnificent . All residential premises for civil engineering structures, courtyards among the flowers bird, willow-shaded streets, white walls Daiwa, richly ornamented, bluestone paving, ancient mellow, elegant chic, still exist Tangsongyifeng. Two years ago seven major earthquake, Lijiang housing construction in many places suffered enormous damage, suffered serious losses, while the city's residential areas are not even a collapse! Shows his strange, exquisite architecture and science, Lijiang and therefore was named the "World Heritage" and to be protected.
Capacity of both the Old Town of Lijiang Township, Watertown's appearance. Main Street near the river, alley temporary drainage. In front of the bridge, behind the house there are streams, Yuquan clear stream meandering south to the ancient city of pairs of stone, the spring 1 is divided into three, in-depth city hinterland, and then divided into dozens of Cheonggyecheon, Chuanjie around the alley, hospital transfer, and disappeared when the now, shallow crooning singing can be described as "every street see the water, and everyone in front of a water" for the ancient city of infinite beauty and Aura adds.
The center of the ancient city as "Square Street" is a flower color from jade stone-paved square, is a fair trade center since ancient times. Street vendors gather, antiques department stores, national craft, snack and colorful sculptures. "Square Street" or the Naxi people are performing an important place for dancing, one night I was attracted to enjoy a concert unusual, "Naxi ancient music."
Renowned at home and abroad Naxi ancient music, Chinese music, a "living fossil" known for its highly quaint, Qu high and public and world-renowned. According to information on which to Taoism hole through the music, Confucian ceremony music, as the carrier, retaining some of the Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming's songwriters licensing music and musical form and style of Naxi ancestors. The earth has long been lost in the Central Plains of the ancient music, all miraculously preserved in Lijiang, and from generation to generation so far.
The most fascinating than the "Dongba hieroglyph" the. "Dongba" is the Naxi "the most intelligent person" refers to the ancestors of the Naxi intellectuals, almost Jina Naxi ancient astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, myth, art and technology, all the contents of known as the world's only preserved the "living hieroglyphics." There was even inspired an arts and crafts store will be painted in the Dongba script, on T-shirts (35 yuan / piece), very popular, I have to go it-yourself (25 yuan / piece) mapped the two T-shirt, because of "Dongba text "of the original style, my" masterpiece "went so far as people not tell the authenticity of mind are all proud of.
From the moment into the Old Town of Lijiang, that a strong cultural atmosphere and ethnic flavor, so I feel the charm of Lijiang, there will be more and stories.
Tomorrow we will be a look at Lijiang "Jade Dragon Snow Mountain" in Seattle. (For more exciting next time, please listen to decompose!)