Pingyao Ancient City Picture

Pingyao Ancient City is famous for its well-preserved ancient city wall in China, first built 2700 years ago…

Pingyao Ancient City is famous for its well-preserved ancient city wall in China, first built 2700 years ago. The ancient city wall was expanded in Ming Dynasty and it finally stretches to the southern edge of the Taiyuan Basin and connects the Loess Plateau to the south. It can be regarded as an important communication bridge in old days along the Yellow River. The city wall consists of an unbroken rectangle and features a rammed-earth-and-brick structure that goes 6.2 kilometers around. It is 10 metres in length and 5 metres in width at the bottom and 2.5-6 metres on the top. The city wall keeps the style of the city wall of Ming and Qing dynasties. The general principle is powerful and broad in scale. Around the wall there are altogether six city gates with each in the north and south accordingly but in the east and west each opened two gates…

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