Friday, August 14, 2009

Pingyao - China

This is just one of the great unesco cards i've received these last days.
"irexe" from China, sent me this Pingyao card.

Pingyao is an exceptionally well preserved exemple of a traditional Han chinese city, founded in the 14th century. It's urban fabric shows the evolution of architectural styles and town planning in Imperial China over 5 centuries. Of special interrest are the imposing buildings associeted with banking, for which Pingyao was the major centre for the whole of China in the 19th and early 2oth centuries.

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