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Pingyao International Photography Festival will open soon

Updated: 2014-09-03

This year's Pingyao International Photography Festival, which opens on Sept 19, in the old city of Pingyao, Shanxi province.

New guideline helps preserve ancient town

Updated: 2014-08-29

A guideline on the renovation of old dwellings in the ancient town of Pingyao has been released, aimed at benefiting locals while preserving the town's original features.

Shanxi drama designatedas national "intangible cultural heritage"

Updated: 2014-08-11

Ruicheng Xianqiang, a school of traditional Chinese drama, was recently included on the national "intangible cultural heritage" list.

Pingyao crowds applaud Shanxi folk musical

Updated: 2014-08-06

"The Taihang Wet Nurse", a musical produced by the Kaihuadiao Art Group from Zuoquan county, played Aug 4 and 5 in the ancient city of Pingyao.

Love grows in Pingyao shadow puppetry club

Updated: 2014-08-04

A shadow puppetry club played host to real-life love story. Longzaitian Shadow Puppetry Club in Pingyao is known not only for its excellent shadow puppet shows, but also its actors–all extremely short in height.

City walls document history of Pingyao

Updated: 2014-07-31

The ancient city of Pingyao in Northern China's Shanxi province was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997. The well-preserved city walls are documents of Pingyao's history over hundreds of years.

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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