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Pingyao City
Pingyao City: 
Shanxi - Pingyao; 
Profile in Pingyao, Shanxi Location: Located in the center plain of Shanxi province, 108 km from Taiyuan, the capital of the province

Neighboring Area: Hebei, Henan, and Shaanxi provinces; Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Physical Features:

Population: 480,000
Urban Population:
Area: 1253 sq km

Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu and Mongolian

History: Established during the Zhou Dynasty (between 827BC-782BC) and renamed as Pingyao in 424 during the Northern Wei Dynasty.

Climatic Feature: Temperate, continental, monsoonal climate; long and cold winters and mild summers

Average Temperature: -16 - -2C in January while 19-28C in July

Rainfall: Most yearly rainfalls in summer


Rivers: Fen River


Specialties: Beef and lacquer ware

Local Highlights: The city wall and Ming architecture
Travel in Pingyao
City Wall of Pingyao
Qiao's Compound
The Ancient Ming and Qing Streets
The Temple of the City God
Hotel in Pingyao
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