A Weekend in Pingyao, Part II: A Journey of Ten Thousand Steps

Pingyao’s most notable feature is its centuries-old city wall, which stands ten meters high, a fortress of sloping brick—brown in some lights, gray in others—topped with crenellations through which cannons could be shot if the city needed to defend itself. The six-kilometer-long wall would form a square, if not for its squiggly southern edge. Six … Continue reading A Weekend in Pingyao, Part II: A Journey of Ten Thousand Steps