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Pingyao Ancient City is a national historical and cultural city. It is the hometown of Shanxi merchants. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Shanxi merchants ranked first among the top ten merchant groups in China. The city was famed for being "the richest in China." The Wang Family Courtyard, Qiao Family Courtyard, Qujia Courtyard, Caojia Sanduotang, Changjia Manor are all majestic and magnificent. Jinzhong’s natural landscape is dominated by many famous peaks in the Taihang Mountains and Taiyue Mountains. The newly developed Yuci Wujin Mountain, Shouyang Fangshan and Shunyun Longshan are all good places to get a stellar view of the area.

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Pingyao Ancient City
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Historic Town
The Pingyao Ancient City is one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in China and a world cultural heritage site. It used to be China's financial center in the late Qing Dynasty. Now, the streets, shops, and houses in the ancient city still maintain its traditional layout and style. When you enter this once prosperous ancient city, you will be readily brought back to the period when Shanxi's merchant culture was at its peak. With regards to food, the beef of Pingyao is also well-renowned. Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty when Empress Dowager Cixi passed by the ancient city, she loved eatng Pingyao beef.
Qiao Family Courtyard
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Historical Architecture
Qiao Family Courtyard, also known as “Central Courtyard”, is located in the middle of Qiaojiabao Village, Jixian County. It was the residence of Qiao Zhiyang, a famous commercial and financial capitalist, during the Qing Dynasty. It was also the filming location of more than 30 film and television works, such as “Qiao Family Courtyard” and “Raise The Red Lantern”. If you have seen these movies, then you must be familiar with the scenes here: rows of high-hanging red lanterns, high brick walls, exquisite carvings, beautiful arched cornices and deep lanes, this is the famous Qiao Family Courtyard. In addition, there are three treasures in the Qiao Family Courtyard: the Ten Thousand Balls, the Rhinoceros Moon Mirror and the Kowloon Light, that are also worth a look.
“Seeing Pingyao”
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When visiting the ancient city of Pingyao, make sure to watch the large-scale live performance "Seeing Pingyao” in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Seeing Pingyao” tells a story from ancient times. This work by famous Chinese director Wang Chaoge. Unlike other performances in this series, “Seeing Pingyao” takes place at an indoor theater, as the weather in northern China in the winter can be below freezing. Visitors can stay warm and enjoy the performance. "Seeing Pingyao" is very special interactive performance, as the audience is encouraged to freely take part in many of the scenes.
Wang Family Courtyard
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Historical Architecture
The Wang Family Courtyard is 35 kilometers away from the ancient city of Pingyao. Built by the Jingsheng Wang family during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, its construction took over 300 years to complete. Among Shanxi's courtyards, Its scale and grandeur are absolutely second to none. People who have been to the Wang Family Courtyard would exclaim that it is virtually a city! It is precisely because of its majestic grandeur, as well as its architectural and cultural achievements, it has always had the reputation "the Wang family does not return to see courtyards".

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Shanxi is a major cultural relics province, and there are many ancient cities preserved. In addition to being listed as the world's cultural heritage of Pingyao Ancient City, there is also a Yuci Old Town next to Taiyuan. Although it is not as famous as Pingyao, it is also a place suitable for a turn.
It is less than 30 kilometers from Yuci Old Town to Taiyuan city center. There is a direct bus to Taiyuan Railway Station. The history of the old town of Yuci has been built for more than 1,400 years. This old city was built in the second year of the Kaihuang Emperor (AD 582) and was built on the site of the ancient city of the Han Dynasty.
Yucheng Old Town has 1 million square meters, which is considered to be a relatively large ancient city. It includes many ancient landscapes such as Guxian County, Shuyuan, Chenghuang Temple, Private Garden, Commercial Street and Jinshang Courtyard. The largest film and television base in the north. More than 50 film and television works such as "Qiao Family Courtyard" and "Iron Pear" are familiar here.
The old city center has a city building, where the two most prosperous streets meet. The main attractions are on the east and west streets, while the north and south streets are commercial streets. There are many shops, many of which are old.
This city has been preserved until the 1940s and is still relatively complete. Since the 1950s, with the acceleration of urbanization, the Old City has suffered a lot of damage, but now it has begun to be repaired, returning to the original quaint look.
Posted: Dec 21, 2018