Pingyao is a small ancient city within the wall. Going around its narrow streets gives one a feeling of it’s ancientness and wonder at the genius of Chinese architecture.
While walking, I wondered if one of my very great, great, great, great, great, great, etc… ancestors have ever been here before. Immersing myself far from the maddening crowd gave me a feeling of how people lived in the past: simple, quiet and quite fancy.
The courtyard houses are treasures of the old generation that has to be protected. It is good that UNESCO decided to declare this as a National Heritage for its outstanding architecture.
Morning in Pingyao is an experience to be savored, remembered and worth to be documented.
Enjoy your walk.