Editor’s note: This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China.

On Dec 3, 1997, the ancient city of Pingyao in Shanxi province was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, as seen in this item from China Daily.

Founded in the 14th century, Pingyao has well-preserved buildings, including ancient walls, streets and lanes, shops, dwellings and temples. Its layout reflects developments in architectural style and urban planning over more than five centuries.

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