Pingyao Ancient City

Ancient Pingyao City

The Pingyao is a well-preserved 'old town', famous for centuries of architecture and China's first bank. Old walled city of Pingyao, Shanxi province. sspan class="mw-headline" id="History">History[edit] Pingyao, official Pingyao Ancient City,[1] is a residential estate in the center of Shanxi, China, known for its importance to China's economy and for its well-preserved Ming and Qing land-use plans and architectural features. In administrative terms, it includes the city of Gutao in the district of Pingyao in the prefecture of Jinzhong. UNESCO World Heritage Site and an AAAAA rating tourism landmark.

During spring and autumn the earldom was part of the Jin family. It was known as the Zhongdu Komitat during the Han Dynasty. The Pingyao district began to serve as the regional finance centre in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in the nineteenth centuries was the finance centre of the Qing area.

In 1986, China named Pingyao one of China's historic and cultural cities. Since 1997 it has been a World Heritage Site, among them the remote Zhenguo Temple and the Shuanglin Temple. In 2004, parts of the south wall broke down and have since been rebuilt. In 2015, the old town of Pingyao became a major touristic destination of the prestigious category A5.

The Pingyao is situated on the eastern shore of the Fen River near the southern rim of the Taiyuan Basin. Situated about 100 km southern of Taiyuan and 715 km SW of Beijing, the country's capitol. The Pingyao district borders the Qi district, whose headquarters is also a preserved historical and culturally town.

Pingyao's weather is moderate. The Pingyao maintains its city structure from the Ming and Qing dynasties,[2] which corresponds to a Ba Giua design. Over 300 places in or near the city have ancient remains. The city has over a hundred roads and alleys, fringed by nearly 4,000 stores and 17th and 19th centuries mansions.

Pingyao's city wall was built in 1370,[2] the third year of the Hongwu Emperor the Ming. 2 ] The city is accessible through six Barbicant-gates, one each on the northern and southern wall and two on the eastern and western wall. Pingyao's design resembles that of a tortoise (head, tails and four legs) and gives it the nickname "Turtle City".

" Wall height is about 12 meters (39 ft) and circumference is 6,163 meters (20,220 ft). There is a 4 metre wider and 4 metre (13 ft) deeper ditch directly in front of the wall. One of the best conserved old city wall of this size.

Pingyao's early twentieth Century silvers traders were the focus of the Empire of Silvers in 2009. Pingyao Ancient City, Scene Spot, Taiyuan: Tourist Office of Shanxi Province, 2012. List of the World's Heritage: The Ping Yao (China), ? 812", World Heritage Centre, Paris:

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People' s Government of Pingyao County, December 17, 2009. A Bite of Shanxi, scene commercials, Taiyuan: The Shanxi Provincial Tourism Bureau, accessed November 20, 2017. Zhuang Pinghui (May 9, 2007), Tourist Crowds Threaten Heritage, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong: SCMP Group. Pingyao Overview, World Heritage Fund, Global Heritage Fund.

The Wikimedia Commons has Pingyao related medias. Wikivoyage has a guidebook for Pingyao.

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