Ancient City of Pingyao, Shanxi, China

milosh9kPublished: March 15, 2016Updated: March 16, 201693 views
Published: March 15, 2016Updated: March 16, 2016

The Ancient City of Pingyao is UNESCO World Heritage site for being "an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. Its urban fabric shows the evolution of architectural styles and town planning in Imperial China over five centuries."

The impressive city walls (total length 6 km/3.7 mi) were constructed in 14th century. Most buildings in the Old city are from the Ming and Qing dynasties. During the late Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was the financial center of China.

Recorded October 2015 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100.

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