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Most everyone knows the 襄揚 Xiangyang Market on Huiahai Lu in Shanghai. It's namesake the ancient city of 襄揚 is on the south bank of the Han River in NW Hubei. Xiangyang has now been combined with the city on the north bank, 樊城 Fancheng, to make the city of 襄樊 Xiangfan. This photo is of the old city moat and wall, south of the Han River.

Home to numerous famous hermits and poets, most natably Meng Haoran 孟浩然 689-740. Also the site of a 5 year battle between the Mongols and the Southern Song. When the Mongols under Kubla Khan finally won, the Southern Song was doomed.

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Remembering Meng Haoran On Trip to Xiangyang 游襄陽懷孟浩然
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To Meng Haoran 贈孟浩然
To Meng Haoran (1) 贈孟浩然 (1)
Weeping For Meng Haoran 哭孟浩然
Mèng Hàorán 689-740 孟浩然
Mǐ Fú 1052-1107 米芾
Pí Rìxiū 834-902 皮日休
Wáng Wéi 701-761 王維
Lùménshān 鹿門山
Nánshān Xiāngyáng 南山襄陽
Xiànshān 峴山
Guǎngdésì 廣德寺
Guānyīngé 觀音閣
Gǔlóngzhōng 古隆中
Lùménsì 鹿門寺
Mǐgōngcí 米公祠
Shuǐjìngzhuāng 水鏡莊
Hánjiāng 韓江
Húběi 湖北