Located in central Shanxi province, Pingyao is an ancient county with more than 2700 years history. It is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the known world. Now, it is still inhabited by 50,000 residents, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Pingyao County is the best-preserved ancient town in China. It is an outstanding example of Han nationality in Ming and Qing dynasties, showing us an extraordinary completed picture of the development of culture, society, economy and religion.” The World Heritage Committee said.
As we all know, Pingyao County is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall. The city walls were constructed in 1370. There are four gates in east, south, west and north. The walls measure about 12 meters high, with a perimeter of 6,000 meters. Apart from the four main gate towers, there are also 72 watchtowers and more than 3,000 battelements. The well-preserved city wall, street, dwellings, shops and temples contribute to the charming ancient city.
If you want to plan China Tours, the beautiful ancient county Pingyao is a must visit place. When travel there, you can go to the Qingxvguan Street to feel the ancient culture, visit the Pingyao City Walls and dwellings to have a look at the Han nationality architecture art and enjoy the colorful life of native people there. You can also enjoy the Impression Pingyao Performance and Pingyao International Photography Festival there.
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