The Ancient Temples are wonderful constructions that used solid Tember with an intricate webbing interlock of the beams that used no nails and no permanent fixtures. This gave the beams room to expand and contract with the extremes of temperatures and were also steady and survived natural disasters such as earthquakes. All edges and cornersContinue reading “Eaves of Ancient Temples”
The apples are covered with small bags when they are on the trees and they are almost flawless…very beautiful to see and very juicy and crunchy and delicious to eat. They come in a variety of types..red, goldens, rosy pinks and Delicious.
http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/asia/china/ping-yao/map.html With a total length of six kilometers (about four miles), the city wall is about 12 meters (about 40 ft) tall and 3 to 6 meters (about 10-20 ft) wide on top. The wall is of compacted earth covered by bricks and stones. The Ancient City is listed with UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/812/ Ping Yao isContinue reading “Ancient City Walls..Pingyao”
Temple located between Qiatou Village and Jibi Village southwest of Pingyao with a history of over 1,500 years. There are over 2,000 sculptures made mainly in the Ming Dynasty.
Corn is the main staple food in Northern China. It is too cold to grow rice, and the northern provinces mainly grow corn and Corn products are a big industry. China Corn Oil Company Limited is the leading manufacturer of edible corn oil in the PRC. Our production volume of edible corn oil in 2007Continue reading “Corn..from Crop to Market”
Pingyao is located on the eastern banks of the Fen River, and is in the southwestern edge of the Taiyuan basin. It is adjacent to another Chinese Historic and Cultural City Qi County. Pingyao’s economy is largely agricultural and the region is famed for its beef. Other products from the region include grains, cotton, andContinue reading “Pingyao Products”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingyao Pingyao (Chinese: 平遥; pinyin: Píngyáo) is a Chinese city and county in central Shanxi province, China. It lies about 715 km from Beijing and 80 km from the provincial capital, Taiyuan. During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was a financial center of China. It is now renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall, and isContinue reading “Pingyao China”
Flour is the basis of most dishes in Shanxi and chefs here are known for their variously shaped noodles. The noodles get their unique names from how they’re made or the odd shapes the chef molds them into. The most common variety is la mian (拉面), which are hand-pulled noodles served up with a varietyContinue reading “Shanxi Food”