Thursday, December 12, 2013

World Heritage Sites in China (8) - Ancient City of Ping Yao

Ping Yao is 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. Of special interest are the imposing buildings associated with banking, for which Ping Yao was the major centre for the whole of China in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This set consists of 10 postcards, each one can be easily divided into a standard size postcard (on the right part) and an interesting record card with the same design (on the left part). They looks better when together. Many thanks to Hui!

812-001 Ancient City of Ping Yao

1. Full view of Pingyao city;
2. The City Wall;
3. Qingxu Temple;
4. Ri Sheng Chang;
5. Country Government;
6. South Street;
7. Ancient Civilian House;
8. Confucianism Temple;

812-002 Zhen Guo Temple

9. Zhen Guo Temple;

812-003 Shuang Lin Temple
10. Shuang Lin Temple.


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