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Definitely one of Pingyao's must-see attractions, the city's 6-kilometer-long (4 mi), 12-meter-high (40 ft), nearly 700-year-old city walls (gǔchéng qiáng, 古城墙)...

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On the outskirts of Anyang lies the Tomb of Yuan Shikai (Yuán Shìkǎi Mù, 袁世凯墓), an ambitious Henan-born military leader who became both the first president and, later, the self-proclaimed but little-respected last emperor of China. Designed in the style of Ming-Qing Dynasty tombs, "Yuan Forest" (Yuán Lín, 袁林), as the tomb is also known, takes visitors along a path through a memorial gateway, a statue-lined walkway, a second courtyard and finally to the tomb mound itself. Though not as elaborate as the..

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