The Ancient City of Pingyao [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Built more than 2,700 years ago, the Ancient City of Ping Yao is the best preserved ancient Han Chinese city. It gives insight into the ancient prosperous merchant pioneers, who established the first banks in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th-20th centuries).
The city was listed as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 3, 1997.
Address: No 58, Zhaobi South St., Pingyao town, Jinzhong, Shanxi province
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