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Explore Pingyao ancient town via Chinese TV's 'Across China' program

Updated: 2014-02-11

Explore Pingyao ancient town via Chinese TV's 'Across China' program

Fast facts about Pingyao

Updated: 2013-06-02

Pingyao is located in central Shanxi province, and enjoys unique geographic advantages and convenient transportation.

Heritages offer a glimpse of ancient Pingyao

Updated: 2013-05-31

The ancient city of Pingyao was designated a Chinese Historical and Cultural City by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in 1986.

Pingyao, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site

Updated: 2013-06-01

The whole city was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1997.

China's first bank: Rishengchang Draft Bank

Updated: 2013-05-28

It was the first and largest draft bank operating remittance business in China.

Shanxi merchants

Updated: 2013-05-28

Shanxi merchants were the first businessmen in China. Their history can be dated back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

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Dining

Pingyao Wantuo

Wantuo, a type of noodle from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is one of Pingyao's local snacks with a long history.

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