On a map of China, Shanxi resembles a leaf lying in a south-north direction. Towering on its eastern border are the magnificent Taihang Mountains that separate the Loess Plateau from the North China Plain. Lying on its west is the Shanxi-Shaanxi Grand Canyon that cleaves open the Loess Plateau from the north to the south, clearing the way for the Yellow River to surge ahead. These are the mountains and rivers that have created to this marvelous land and nurtured the great Chinese civilization.
The Yellow River, the Great Wall and the Taihang Mountains are symbols of Chinese civilization and brand names of Beautiful China. Shanxi is home to the Yellow River, which carries China’s thousands of years of history. Shanxi is home to a major section of the Great Wall, and nurtures the majestic Taihang Mountains that represent the spirit and backbone of the Chinese nation. When this ancient province mixes with new thoughts and ideas, China’s 5,000-year old civilization is sure to burst forth with an unprecedented vitality.
Pingyao Ancient City
Pingyao Ancient City is located in Pingyao County, Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, which is an outstanding example of ancient Chinese cities in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The promotional films, The Ancient City of the East and Pingyao in China, show people an extraordinary and complete picture of cultural, social, economic and religious development.