|UNESCO #812 - Pingyao (Markt Tower) - CHINA|
Monday, July 08, 2013
Pingyao - CHINA - UNESCO #812
This card shows the Market Tower, one of the most famous spots of the Ancient City of Pingyao, a UNESCO site in north China - thank you very much Yao, I recently saw a National Geographic documentary about Pingyao and it's really awesome. With this card my collection rises to 76 sites, only 905 to go. This postcard took 18 days to arrive!
Ping Yao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. Its urban fabric shows the evolution of architectural styles and town planning in Imperial China over five centuries. Of special interest are the imposing buildings associated with banking, for which Ping Yao was the major centre for the whole of China in the 19th and early 20th centuries.