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World Heritage City #812 :: Ancient City of Ping Yao

World Heritage City #812 :: Ancient City of Ping Yao

Ping Yao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. Its urban fabric shows the evolution of architectural styles and town planning in Imperial China over five centuries. Of special interest are the imposing buildings associated with banking, for which Ping Yao was the major centre for […]

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Authentic to the end?

Authentic to the end?

By Zhang Zixuan (China Daily) Questions of modernity and history crash into one another in Shanxi province’s Pingyao and are – sometimes, literally – pulling the place apart. Zhang Zixuan reports. The challenges facing Shanxi province’s ancient city of Pingyao are perhaps best embodied by the black tarp made lumpy by the jumble of bricks […]

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Meet the Chinese family that has made liquor for 400 years

Meet the Chinese family that has made liquor for 400 years

In an ancient city in northern China, an 82-year-old man has finally retired from his family’s liquor-making factory and has handed over the reins of the 400-year-old alcohol brand to his grandson. Spanning the last years of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the entire Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China period (1912-1949) and going […]

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Pingyao: Walled city hides living history

Pingyao: Walled city hides living history

By Jacqueline Smith The historic city of Pingyao has so far kept the sprawl of modern China at bay, writes Jacqueline Smith. The residents of Pingyao didn’t always make a living off golf buggy rides and Bob Marley remixes. The walled city in the Shanxi province, sitting astride the ancient trade route between Shanghai and […]

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Spectacular Ancient City Pingyao

Spectacular Ancient City Pingyao

Pingyao ancient city is located in central Shanxi province in North China. Pingyao ancient city is located in central Shanxi province in North China and it went on the list of world cultural heritage in 1997. Even today, the town looks pretty much as it did during the Ming and Qing dynasties when it served […]

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Ping Yao Ancient Town :: About

Ping Yao Ancient Town :: About

Justification by State Party Several thousand urban complexes like Ping Yao were built over the course of Chinese history. However, only a very few have been preserved to the present day. Ping Yao has the integrity and the typical characteristics of an ancient Chinese city, and is outstanding because of the degree of preservation of […]

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Ping Yao Ancient Town :: Map

Ping Yao Ancient Town :: Map

Location map: GPS Coordinates: N37.200905, E112.153504 Ping Yao Tourist Maps

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