The Kangbu Spring

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Nature Scenery, Tibet, Waterfalls & Pools, by Jack Li

The Kangbu Spring is located in the Yadong County of Shiqatse. It is one of the three famous spring in Shiqatse. The spring is situated 300 kilometers away from the downtown of Shiqatse, and 40 kilometers away from the township of Yadong County. In the Tibeten scripture, the spring is referred to as “the second […]

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Pingyao Ancient City Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Shanxi, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

It is a little cold in Shanxi. The weather is often windy and dusty with very little rain. Travellers had better bring sunglasses and hats. You are recommended to buy and drink bottle water instead of pipe water, because pipe water is a little salty. You are free to bargain in hotels, restaurants, shops and […]

County Court of the Ancient City

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Shanxi, by Jack Li

The County Court is in the middle of the Ancient City. It started to be built in the Beiwei Dynasty. The architecture was fully built in the sixth year during the Yuanzhi Era (1346). It has a history of over six hundred years. The whole court faces the south with an axial symmetry layout. The […]

Zhenguo Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Zhenguo Temple is also named Jingcheng Temple. It is fifteen kilometers way to the east of the Pingyao City. The Zhenguo Temple covers an area of 13,000 square kilometres, with 5,000 square kilometers of ancient architectures. In front of the temple, there used to be a theatre. There are two yards in the temple. The […]

Rishengchang Exchange Shop

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

When it comes to Pingyao, Shanxi Businessman and Exchange Shop are words that must be mentioned. Pingyao is one of the places where Shanxi Businessmen started their firms. Exchange shops, the early form of the modern bank firstly appeared there. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, some exchange shops settled their headquarters in Shanxi and […]

Ancient Walls

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Ancient Walls are the important military defense facilities in ancient time. The Ancient Walls of Ping Yao has longest history and well preserved. It is said that the walls were built in the Xizhou Xuang Wang Jiayi Period and it has 2700 years of history. The walls were short in the past, and it was […]

Shuanglin Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

The Shuangpin Temple is in the southwest of the Pingyao Ancient City. It was built in the second year during the Wuping Era (571) in the Beiqi Dynasty. There are more than ten palaces where over 2000 colored statues are kept. There statues are built from the Yuan Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty (from the […]

Ancient City of Ping Yao

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Ancient City of Ping Yao (simplified Chinese: 平遥古城; traditional Chinese: 平遥古城; pinyin:ping yáo gǔ chéng; literally “Ping Yao Ancien City”) is located in the middle of Shanxi Province in northern China. It was built in the Zhouxuan Wang period (BC827-782), and the city was expanded in the Ming Dynasty (AD1370). It has more than 2700 […]

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Baofu Rock

On August 25, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Festivals, Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Baofu Rock sited in the east and faced the west. It is 60 meters high, 50 meters deep and 180 meters long. It consists of two layers. It holds over two hundred halls and houses in its ‘stomach’. It is the unique scenery in the world. In the rock, there has Yunfeng Temple which was […]

Longtan Village

On August 25, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

Longtan Village is situated in the west of Moon Mountain, 1 kilometer away from it. The Longtan Village is 500 years old. A large group of ancient architectures of Ming and Qing Dynasties exist in the village. Its total area is over 6,000 square meters. The ancient architectures were built with blue bricks and blue […]

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