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Ancient City of Ping Yao

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center

The Ancient City of Ping Yao, which dates from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220 AD), shows how architectural styles and urban planning developed during the dynasty. The well-preserved fortified wall (height: 12m; length: 6.4km) surrounding the city is equipped with six gates and semi-circular bulwarks outside them, four pavilions, and seventy-two watchtowers. More than 4,000 well-preserved houses dating back to the Ming and Qing Periods are still inhabited to this day.

Country: China
Location: Pingyao County, Shanxi Province
Coordinates: N 37° 12′ 5.004″,
E 112° 9′ 15.984″
Inscription year: 1997
Inscription criteria: ⅱ, ⅲ, ⅳ

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