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India - Jaisalmer
Located in the far western desert of Rajasthan, India's far northwestern province, Jaisalmer was once known as the "Golden City", due to the glow of its buildings constructed from local sandstone. Because of its remote location (less than 100 miles from the Pakistan border), Jaisalmer was spared outside influences, and indeed, was one of the last cities to fall under British control. Many of the inhabitants of Jaisalmer are Rajputs, a distinct ethnicity known for their warrior prowess.