Sunday, September 6, 2015

Chinese Courtyards

China CN-873021 received 01-16-2014

Sent by: lixiaobetty
From: Beijing, China
ID number: CN-873021
Notes: Unfortunately, this is one of those cards that I don't know much about.  There is no caption on the back. lixiaobetty wrote that this is one of the traditional buildings in northwest China, so that's about all I can tell you.

China CN-550559 received 03-16-2012

Sent by: sqy423
From: Shanghai, China
ID number: CN-550559
Notes: This card does have a caption on the back, but the strange part is that it is in Spanish!  Oh well, at least that means I can read it.  It is the courtyard of a house in the ancient village of Xidi in eastern China.  The village, along with the village of Hongcun, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.  124 wooden houses in the village, built during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties, are now tourist attractions, and many are open to the public.

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