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Pingyao

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The town of Pingyao is located about 80 kilometers south-southwest of the capital, Taiyuan. Shanxi Province itself belongs to the original "cradle of Chinese civilization". Being situated on the trade route between the ancient capital of Xi'an and the later capital of Beijing, Pingyao profited from its unique position to become a creator and eventually a facilitator, via its financial institutions, of trade.

 

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