当前位置: 首页>English Column

Date with Pingyao Ancient City in Spring

2018-03-26 09:23:00 来源:chinadaily.com.cn [ ] [打印]

View of the Pingyao Ancient City in Pingyao county, North China's Shanxi province, March 20, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Situated in Shanxi province, the 14th-century Han Chinese city of Pingyao was once the foremost financial center with half the country's banks located there.

Today it retains its layout from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) and this, together with its impressive city walls, saw it World Heritage listed in 1997.

Construction of the city walls began under the Emperor Hongwu in 1370. They stand 12 meters high, have a six-kilometer perimeter, six gates, 72 watchtowers and a moat outside.

 

View of the Pingyao Ancient City in Pingyao county, North China's Shanxi province, March 20, 2018. [Photo/IC]

 



(责任编辑:赵琳)


搜 索