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The Pingyao Ancient City

The Pingyao Ancient City is renowned as a hotbed of historical and cultural relics, situated in Pingyao County, right in the middle of Shanxi Province. The Pingyao Ancient City has over 3000 battlements and 72 watchtowers according to the disciples of Confucius. Though having been repaired numerous times, the Pingyao Ancient City has been preserved to keep the original look of the Ming Dynasty. The layout of Pingyao Ancient City is shaped like a quadrate and is surrounded by city walls 12 meters high and a moat 4 meters deep, 4 meters wide. The city walls of Pingyao have two gates on each side, making the city look like an urn. The city has six "urns," so the city is said to look like a tortoise, with the four gates on the east and west being his legs while the south, inner and outer gate are supposedly his head.
Furthermore, the city walls, shops, temples, etc. authentically resemble the monuments of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In all, the Pingyao Ancient City is one of the four best-preserved cities in China. In fact, the city was awarded the most outstanding heritage in the world by UNESCO on December 3rd, 1997. The title is well deserved as the city has kept all the cultural and historical foundations of China. Pingyao Ancient City is the most important travel site when you visit Pingyao. Here's some guide information in your travel of Pingyao Ancient City below: Address: Pingyao County, Jinzhong Area, Shanxi Province. Contact number: 0086-354-5627660  Admission Fee:CNY120/Person  Opening Hours: 08:00-18:30

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