An ancient city — Pingyao

In the central area of Shanxi Province, China lies an ancient city Pingyao, simple and steeped in ancient tradition. What’s different is that this county is linked firmly to a certain prosperous time in Chinese history. It played quite an important role in the economic development of Shanxi during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.  It boasts the famous Pingyao Old City which was included in the United Nations World Cultural Heritage in 1997.

Working on the street of Pyingyao, you can feel the old times again in ancient China, back to hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

A night scene in Pingyao City

The night is very calm and colorful in Pingyao. People live peacefully in this place for thousands of years.

A small shop

You can see different lanterns in every corners of the city.

Lanterns in Pingyao

There are so many stores on the streets, and you can see people dressing in the old costumes everywhere.

The Pingyao city is so colorful that one wants to walk around on and one to enjoy the beautiful night.

From tea cups to pillows, they all remind you of the old, old times.

Tea cups

In the corner of the room that can be easily ignored, this ancient table has beautiful carving on it.

Indeed, every corner of the city reminds you that there is a long, long history about it.

And the sotry of Pingyao will continue … …

The End.

Braided - March 10, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Thank you for your wedding photography post. Very beautiful images

Katieyoxi - May 31, 2009 - 6:49 pm

So beautiful! I wish that I could be there someday.

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