The 22nd PIP Festival kicked off on September 19 in Pingyao, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site known for its well-preserved ancient architecture, in Shanxi Province.
Home to more than 2,000 incredibly rare and sublimely carved Buddhist painted statues, the fascinating Shuanglin Temple in the ancient town of Pingyao, Shanxi province, made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997. Behind the coveted glory, however, lies the arduous efforts of curators and preservationists who went beyond their call of duty to protect the over 1,400-year-old edifice from crumbling.
Source: The sentinels of Shuanglin
Pingyao is a fine example of the well-preserved Han civilization. Plans are afoot to further protect local heritage, report Yang Feiyue in Beijing and Sun Ruisheng in Taiyuan.
Source: Path of history
A glimpse of Pingyao Ancient Town during Spring Festival in Shanxi –
Aerial photo taken on May 6, 2019 shows the scenery of Pingyao, north China’s Shanxi Province. Pingyao, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in north China’s Shanxi Province, is famous for its well-preserved ancient architecture including the city walls.
On a cold winter’s night outside the ancient walled city of Pingyao in northern China, hundreds of people gather to watch an unusual theatrical production.