Tag: CN – Ancient City of Ping Yao

Ancient city Pingyao changed by photography; Ke Jiayun; Xinhua

Photo: Xinhua

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.

Source: Ancient city Pingyao changed by photography

The sentinels of Shuanglin; Yan Feiyue & Sun Ruisheng; China Daily

Photo: Yi Hong/Xiao Jingwei

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

Aerial view of Pingyao, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in China’s Shanxi; Xinhua

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.

Source: Aerial view of Pingyao, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in China’s Shanxi