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A visit to Pingyao varnished lacquer ware workshop

Updated: 2014-07-25

Yonglong Lacquer Ware, in the ancient city of Pingyao, Shanxi province, is a manual workshop for varnished lacquer ware in existence for over two centuries.

Pingyao's story-telling accompanied by stringed instruments

Updated: 2014-02-14

The town of Pingyao, Shanxi province has an almost 300-year-history of story-telling tradition that uses stringed instruments, and dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Long Yam Powder

Updated: 2013-05-27

Pingyao long Chinese yam is a local special product as well-known as Pingyao beef and Tuiguang lacquer ware.

Pingyao paper-cuts

Updated: 2013-05-27

Paper-cuts were relatively prevalent in the county from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to the years of the Republic of China.

Tuiguang lacquerware

Updated: 2013-05-27

Tuiguang lacquerware is famous for the gloss polishing by hands.

Handmade cloth shoes

Updated: 2013-05-27

The handmade cloth shoes are characterized by ventilation, strong absorption of perspiration and enhanced extensibility.

Dried Fruit

Updated: 2013-05-27

About 20 km away from the ancient city of Pingyao is a sort of valley full of fruit in the south.

Pingyao yellow wine

Updated: 2013-05-27

Changshengyuan yellow wine is made from local yellow sticky rice and also called “sticky rice wine.”

Bank receipt note

Updated: 2013-05-27

These are small souvenirs to remind people of the good old days - a very romantic notion.

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Pingyao Wantuo

Wantuo, a type of noodle from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is one of Pingyao's local snacks with a long history.

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