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Old Pingyao county coming up with new stories

Updated: 2015-01-09

Pingyao county in Shanxi province, with its 2700-year history is redesigning itself to incorporate both traditional and modern elements with the idea of becoming an international tourism city.

Antique guesthouse sees growing popularity with Pingyao visitors

Updated: 2014-12-26

Old Pingyao county, in Shanxi province has turned some of its quadrangular courtyards, or siheyuan, and old residences from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636—1912) dynasties, into guesthouses to attract more tourists.

Shanxi get-together for young business people

Updated: 2014-12-19

When Pingyao county, in Shanxi province held a Young Entrepreneur Forum, on Dec 17, its idea was to improve young people's sense of innovation and the job environment.

Shanxi restoring classical Chinese garden

Updated: 2014-12-10

An old block around Helanxian Bridge, in old Pingyao county, Shanxi province, is being restored to its classical historical garden status with a bit of redesign work.

Ancient towns form a union

Updated: 2014-12-05

The old town of Pingyao county, Shanxi province has joined forces with Langzhong county, Sichuan province, Huizhou county, Anhui province, and Anju county near the mega-city of Chongqing to form an "ancient town league", on Nov 29, to promote culture and tourism.

General view of road built on cliff of Taihang Mountains in N China

Updated: 2014-11-21

Photos show a general view of a road built on the cliff of the Taihang Mountains in north China's Shanxi province.

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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