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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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Free tours hamper Pingyao's tourism

Free tours hamper Pingyao’s tourism

The ancient city of Pingyao in north China’s Shanxi province received 12,600 visitors during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival, newssc.net reported Wednesday. However, behind the blossoming travel scene, the Pingyao tourist industry faces severe financial difficulty due to frequent complimentary official business tours. A source within the ancient city’s administration committee disclosed that ever since […]

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An ancient city grapples with modern challenges

An ancient city grapples with modern challenges

By Xu Lin, December 18, 2010 The Ancient City of Pingyao has endured for 2,700 years and can boast that it remains nearly identical to its appearance during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. As one of the best-preserved ancient cities in China, it attracts many tourists from home and abroad each year. Yet […]

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China's ancient county promotes world heritage amid financial crisis setback

China’s ancient county promotes world heritage amid financial crisis setback

An ancient county in energy-rich Shanxi Province in central China is offsetting the impact of the international financial crisis and is seeking new financial resources to restore typical architecture from the period in the dynasties of Ming and Qing. Pingyao, with its ancient city compound listed in 1997 as a World Cultural Heritage Site by […]

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Pingyao: Ancient City Walls

Pingyao: Ancient City Walls

Shanxi province’s Pingyao (山西平遥古城) is best known for its amazingly well-preserved ancient city wall, which was named to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 1997. The entire city of Pingyao within the city walls, and the walls themselves, have either been preserved or reconstructed to retain the air of its heyday as the country’s […]

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Pingyao preserves old financial street

Pingyao preserves old financial street

In North China´s Shanxi province, the city of Pingyao is known for its history extending back some 27 centuries. Once the center of the country´s financial services, the ancient town now stands as a prominent site of world heritage, thanks to its well-preserved buildings that were constructed hundreds of years ago. In the 2-thousand-7-hundred-year-old town […]

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