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Indulging one’s inner Marco Polo

By Khalid Sharif (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-10-26 14:58 Comments

Indulging one’s inner Marco Polo

The Old Town of Pingyao.[Photo by Khalid Sharif/For chinadaily.com.cn]

We walked from the south gate to the west gate and had a city top view. After the city wall tour, we took electric cars to an international photography exhibition. It was a wonderful exhibition and the location was unique.

Portraits of Africans from a local photographer were especially impressive. I loved the colors and details in those photos. After an hour at the exhibition, we once again took electric cars and went to visit Pingyao’s ancient government office.

This old government office included a prison that had old torture equipment, as well as gardens and the government office. Our visit became more interesting when we met two military veterans who served during World War II.

Photos from the war were exhibited in the garden where these veterans told their stories from the war.

I was surprised to learn that one of the veterans had joined the army when he was just 12 years old.

It was now almost 6 pm and everyone was ready for dinner but I wanted to go to the city wall again because the weather had cleared and it looked as if there would be a beautiful sunset.

I went to the south gate and waited for the sun to go down. I was ready to shoot and I got some stunning shots of the gorgeous view.

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