Notes on the Geography of China: Dali and Lijiang: Photo 2
Although there's a modern town a few miles to the south, old Dali follows the classical Chinese town-building canon, with a cardinally oriented rectangular wall and gridded streets. The previous picture showed the walled town in its entirety. This one, also from a mountain to the west, zooms in on the city's mid-section: the central gate of the city's west side appears near the left edge of the image.
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