When travelers get bored with the similar moder cities, ancient city route is gaining popularity.
Pingyao is a Chinese county in central Shanxi Province, China. It is renowned for its well-preserved city wall and World Heritage Site. The wall which has two-thousand years history is surrounded by small houses and courtyards of the samilar time.
You need to be extremely careful on the street of Pingyao, because everything around you may be the “protected cultural relics”. What in the picture above was built in Ming Dynasty, and it is hundreds years old now.
1. “日昇昌” (Ri Sheng Chang Bank)
Ri Sheng Chang Bank is a typical Chinese old-times private bank. And it is the largest one during Qing Dynasty. It is said that the shop’s signboard even could be found in New York and Los Angeles at that time. Now, the home of this ancient-Chinese bank has become a museum for all tourists.
2. “乔家大院” (Qiao Family’s house)
Qiao Family is famous for business in Qing Dynasty. There are many stories about this legendary large family. And the family’s 8724square mi house now is an attraction in Pingyao.
3. “镇国寺” (Zhenguo Temple)
RMB 15.00 / person
Zhenguo Temple has been listed as important cultural relic sites, and it is one of the most ancient and well-preserved wooden constructions.
There are many things to see. A professional guide is needed to better understand their culture.