Lijiang The Old Town
I was so happy when I received a unique postcard from Yu, she lives in Yunnan a province in southwest China. She sent me a very nice postcard own in with a picture of Lijiang Old Town in Yunnan. This old town was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List on December 4, 1997. And since it became a UNESCO World Heritage site, more and more tourist flooding the town. Here cars are not allowed. So visitors walk on the cobblestone streets.
Here’s more detail story about the city which copied from UNESCO World Heritage Convention site http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/811
Lijiang is an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of
different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality.
Another special thing from Yu postcard is the ginkgo leaves. I’ve heard about this in a shampoo commercial on TV but I’ve never seen one for real. Thank you so much Yu for showing me the leaves. It seems that there are many ginkgo leaves in Yu’s neighborhood.
According to Wikipedia, Ginkgos are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35 m (66–115 feet), with some specimens in China being over 50 m (164 feet). Surprisingly Ginkgo is believed to be a very primitive plant. Ginkgo is a living fossil according to http://www.backyardnature.net/ginkgo.htm. here you can read more about the leaves.
Thank you so much Yu for the postcard.