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Introducing Fènghuáng

In a round-the-clock siege from Chinese tourists – the Taiping of the modern age – this fascinating riverside town of ancient city walls and gate towers, houses on stilts overlooking the river and hoary temples dotted about the old town can easily fill a couple of days. Home to a lively population of the Miao () and Tujia () minorities, Fènghuáng’s architectural legacy shows distressing signs of neglect, so get to see it before it crumbles away under a combined onslaught of disrepair and over-development aimed at luring marauding tour groups.