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Pingyao Introduction

     Pingyao is a tiny ancient town located in central Shanxi Province, 100 kilometers away from Taiyuan-capital of the province. Originally built in the West Zhou Dynasty, it boasts a long history of over 2,700 years. As its sound preservation of urban landscape in China's Ming and Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List in Dec. 31st 1997.     There are three Key National Relics Protected Units in Pingyao, namely Pingyao City Wall, Shuangxiu Temple, Zhenguo Temple.The City Wall itself, Streets, buildings and shops are all well preserved from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In 1997, when the UNESCO decided to include the town o­n the World Heritage List, the comments read "the Ancient City of Ping Yao is an outstanding example of a Han Chinese city of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (14th-20th centuries) that has retained all its features to a..

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  • Wang family courtyard

    Wang family courtyard

    IntroductionWang family courtyard is an example in handing down and inheriting the five thousand years' old Chinese civilization and a peak-usurping masterpiece of Chinese civil residen..

  • Qiao Family Courtyard

    Qiao Family Courtyard

    IntroductionThe Qiao Family Courtyard lies in the beautiful and richly endowed Jinzhong basin of Shanxi. It is greatly admired as a very special artistic treasure by both common people and..

  • Pingyao Ancient City Walls

    Pingyao Ancient City Walls

    IntroductionBuilt with rammed earth inside and brick and stone outside, the ancient city walls measure 10 meters high and 6162.7 meters long with 3-5 meters wide tops. Except the southern..

  • Ming and Qing Dynasty Street

    Ming and Qing Dynasty Street

    IntroductionThe three-storey Market Tower is the center and joint point of the city streets. The buildings such as Ancient City Government seat, Town God's Temple, Confucius Temple, M..

  • Zhenguosi Temple

    Zhenguosi Temple

    IntroductionZhenguosi Temple, whose original name was Jingcheng Temple, got its present name in the 19th year of emperor Jiajing in Ming dynasty. Facing south, the temple is made up of tw..

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