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Pingyao city wall  
   

Pingyao city wall

first built almost 3000 years ago!
Farewell Asia!

March 19th 2007
Getting off the night train from Xi'an in the small town of Pingyao was quite a shock. We were greeted with the smell of coal and much cooler air. We were glad we had our stylish face masks. After getting off the tuk-tuk we had hired and chilled to the bone from the ride, we found our place on the main street. The city wall we passed through was first built just under 3000 years ago and the ancie ... read more
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