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2.11.2012

[ POSTCARDS FROM PINGYAO ] Shaanxi, China

wandering places, ancient china, traditional culture, chinese streets
Ahh, Píngyáo, that time-honored town in the heart of China's Shaanxi province, one of the few remaining, truly authentic locations you'll find left in modern day China. Píngyáo's grey-brick streets give way to meticulously carved wooden doors, behind which lay a hide a network of symmetrical dwellings, centered around impeccably landscaped courtyards, each bathed in light and exuding a sense of Taoist harmony. Film set worthy streets, once the tourist hoards have left, of course. In the five days I spent wandering its alleyways I began to develop somewhat of a love affair with this town so, naturally, I think it only right that I should share some of my snaps of this majestic place with you too. 

Shaaxi, China, traditional culture, walled city
Chinese courtyard, Pingyao architecture, traditional china, old chinese style

Shaanxi photos, Pinyao China streets

traditional chinese costume, ethnic style, wandering places, Shaanxi, China, imperial

wooden messages, Chinese tradition, China culture, Pingyao, Shaanxi
traditional China,
If you too find yourself falling in love with this wonderful town, take a look at my previous post on Píngyáo's paper cutting crafts and later post on the Pingyao International Photography Festival 2011

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