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Pingyao in the winter snow, China, 2008 | by EmmaJG
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Pingyao in the winter snow, China, 2008

A view from the famous ancient city walls of Pingyao.

 

During the Qing dynasty Pingyao was the financial centre of China, playing host to over 20 financial institutions. The town has kept it's old city layout and has over 300 sites with ancient ruins. The town is now a a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

We visited Pingyao during the harsh winter snow storms of Jan/Feb 2008.

 

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Taken on January 21, 2008