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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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Grassroots cultural elite keeping ancient city traditions alive

Grassroots cultural elite keeping ancient city traditions alive

An old man in a traditional robe sits quietly behind an antique desk with his wife by the side. When a visitor arrives, he slowly takes out a piece of yellowish paper and writes a couple of artistic characters on it with a brush pen. Fan Shaozu, 90, is writing checks in the building that […]

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Shanxi Increases Ticket Price for Pingyao's Old City

Shanxi Increases Ticket Price for Pingyao’s Old City

Tickets to enter the ancient walled city of Pingyao in north China’s Shanxi Province will be increased to 125 yuan (US$18) from 100 yuan (US$15) in six months. Tickets to enter the ancient walled city of Pingyao in north China’s Shanxi Province will be increased to 125 yuan (US$18) from 100 yuan (US$15) in six […]

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Pingyao - Historical Museum & Outstanding Old City

Pingyao – Historical Museum & Outstanding Old City

The past prosperity of Shanxi lies in Pingyao while the soul of Pingyao lies in its Old City. There is no charming landscape, no green mountains or clear waters. What’s unique here is this well-preserved ancient city with its grand, solemn city wall, its residences and shops, and even the government office all in the […]

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Pingyao, China: Holding out in the rush to the future

Pingyao, China: Holding out in the rush to the future

Spared the Red Guards’ rage, Pingyao in China is a rare treat that now faces a fight to preserve its culture. Nigel Richardson visits a city under siege. Of the myriad idiocies committed in the name of China’s Cultural Revolution, one of the most egregious was the systematic annihilation of “old culture”. Anything nice with […]

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Back Street Bounty

Back Street Bounty

As soon as I stepped into the main street of the old city in Pingyao, Shanxi Province, I had a feeling I would not like the place. In fact, I basically made my mind up on the spot that I disliked it. It looked overly touristy, clichéd and lacking in the authenticity I was hoping […]

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