Looking down South Street
Looking down South Street
Looking out onto City God Temple Street
Looking out onto City God Temple Street
Beautifully carved 'Roof Charms' and 'Onigawara' (decorated roof tiles)
Beautifully carved 'Roof Charms' and 'Onigawara' (decorated roof tiles)
Inside the first courtyard at Pingyao with the government offices on either side - the largest and best-preserved existing ancient county government office in China
Inside the first courtyard at Pingyao with the government offices on either side - the largest and best-preserved existing ancient county government office in China
Inside the prison courtyard of the Pingyao Ancient Government Office
Inside the prison courtyard of the Pingyao Ancient Government Office
The prison of Pingyao Ancient Government Office, the only Qing prison remaining in China
The prison of Pingyao Ancient Government Office, the only Qing prison remaining in China
A variation of the Ming Dynasty guardian lion with drum on it's back
A variation of the Ming Dynasty guardian lion with drum on it's back
Detail of the drum with a crane craving  which is symbolically connected with the idea of immortality in China
Detail of the drum with a crane craving which is symbolically connected with the idea of immortality in China
Yin Yang wheel and tortoise with dragon head - prosperous to touch the head
Yin Yang wheel and tortoise with dragon head - prosperous to touch the head
Another photo of that Yin Yang wheel/tortoise with dragon head
Another photo of that Yin Yang wheel/tortoise with dragon head
A 'official litter' - a type of human-powered transport, most probably used by the court judges
A 'official litter' - a type of human-powered transport, most probably used by the court judges
Another 'official litter' vehicle, with very colorful silk curtains to screen the occupants
Another 'official litter' vehicle, with very colorful silk curtains to screen the occupants
Decorative Shrine inside the Pingyao Ancient Government Office
Decorative Shrine inside the Pingyao Ancient Government Office
Looking into the courtyard of the Temple of the City God in Pingyao
Looking into the courtyard of the Temple of the City God in Pingyao
Map of the Temple of the City God in Pingyao which was constructed during the Song dynasty (960-1279)
Map of the Temple of the City God in Pingyao which was constructed during the Song dynasty (960-1279)
Beautiful ornate chair in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Beautiful ornate chair in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Sculpture dedicated to the Kitchen God in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Sculpture dedicated to the Kitchen God in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
The Six Cao Hell sculptures in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao - a vivid depiction of what happens when wicked people die!
The Six Cao Hell sculptures in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao - a vivid depiction of what happens when wicked people die!
Scary Hell sculpture in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Scary Hell sculpture in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Scary Hell sculpture's in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Scary Hell sculpture's in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Sculpture dedicated to the Kitchen God in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Sculpture dedicated to the Kitchen God in the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Entrance courtyard to the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Entrance courtyard to the Temple of the City God, Pingyao
Bike repairs shop in the ancient city of Pingyao
Bike repairs shop in the ancient city of Pingyao
Colorful wedding litter vehicle in the streets of Pingayo
Colorful wedding litter vehicle in the streets of Pingayo
Wedding decorations in the ancient city of Pingyao
Wedding decorations in the ancient city of Pingyao
Traditional Chinese wedding decorations
Traditional Chinese wedding decorations
Traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony decoration
Traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony decoration
Looking down a back street alley in the ancient city of Pingyao
Looking down a back street alley in the ancient city of Pingyao
Entrance to the Shuanglin Temple, just outside the ancient city of Pingyao
Entrance to the Shuanglin Temple, just outside the ancient city of Pingyao
The Shuanglin Hall of Heavenly Kings, Shuanglin Temple
The Shuanglin Hall of Heavenly Kings, Shuanglin Temple
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