What are some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Beijing and China; Eslkevin’s Blog

China – Ancient City of Ping Yao

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

Here is a list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in China and the year they were inscribed to the list. China has the second most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.

Ancient Buildings in the Wudang Mountains (1994)

Buildings from the Yang, Ming and Qing dynasties located in the Wudang Mountains in Hubei Province, central China.

Ancient City of Pingyao (1997)

The walled city of Pingyao in Shanxi Province dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1054-771 BCE).

Strategically located on the old trade route between Beijing and Xi’an, Pingyao was particular important in the medieval period for banking and money exchange.

China’s first banks or exchange shops (piaohao) were established here.

Read a guide to Pingyao

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