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Pingyao Ancient City

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Pingyao is an ancient city located in central Shanxi Province, 700 km from Beijing. It boasts a long history of over 2,700 years. The ancient city wall wasoriginally constructed in the year 1370 at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. The six km long wall was built with rammed earth inside and brick and stone outside. It has been standing there for 600 years through the flames and battering of war and natural erosion. Buildings built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties are well preserved, so visitors can imagine the past glory.

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