Guoyu Ancient City
An exterior view of Guoyu Ancient City in Yangcheng county, Shanxi province. [Photo/shanxi.gov.cn]
Guoyu Ancient City is a castle constructed in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) at the foot of the Taihang Mountains, in an area administered by Yangcheng county in North China's Shanxi province.
It covers an area of 179,000 square meters, with 1,100 houses and 40 courtyards built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The existing castle wall is 12 meters high, 5 meters wide and 1,400 meters long. It has both residential and defensive functions.
Address: Guoyu village, Beiliu town, Yangcheng county, Jincheng city, Shanxi province
Best period for travel: April to October
Opening hours: 8 am – 6 pm
Admission ticket price: 20 yuan ($3.10) per person