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Time has stood still in Pingyao, its timeless decor evoking images of an old engraving lit by red lanterns. Protected by its old walls, the town has a long and rich history as demonstrated by its many temples and Ming and Qing houses. An old trading town, Pingyao has retained a lively atmosphere and traditional way of life. With washing hanging from windows and locals chatting on their doorsteps, old shops keep alive the traditional heritage of this town, which is now a World Heritage Site.

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  • Temple of Pure Emptiness Interesting

    Rue de l'Est RC - Pingyao

    Built in 657, this architectural dinosaur from the Taoist world is the elder statesman of all the temples in the province. Emptiness is not a word that is appropriate to the temple nowadays, however, as it is home to the town's museum, in which sculp..

  • Supposedly marking the centre of the town, the Market Tower rises above South Street. From the top of the 20m-tower, enjoy a fine view of the old town.

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