Pingyao Ancient City – Part One Posted by sasha on Apr 29, 2011 in Culture
Located in central Shanxi province, Pingyao is an ancient Chinese city that was once at the forefront of the Chinese economy during both the Ming and Qing dynasties. Thanks to its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this ancient city has retained much of its traditional look and feel. Surrounded by the old city wall, Pingyao provides a glimpse into Chinese cities of the past, with numerous museums, temples, and courtyards open to the public. For Part One of our journey through this historic city, check out the old city wall, a few of the museums, and, of course, sample the local food!
wǒ men xiān zuò bāshì cóng tài yuán. rán hòu, wǒ men zuò huáng bāo chē dào jiǔ diàn.
First, we rode a bus from Tai Yuan. Then, we rode a rickshaw to our hotel.
平遥古城 – Píng yáo gǔ chéng
Pingyao ancient city
山西省 – Shān xī shěng
明代 – Míng dài
清代 – Qīng dài
城墙 – chéng qiáng
rú guǒ nǐ mǎi le yī zhāng piào, nǐ kě yǐ kàn dào suǒ yǒu de dì fāng.
If you buy one ticket, you can see all of the places.
县衙 – xiàn yá
County Government Office
花园 – huā yuán
在中国，山西面是非常有名的 – zài zhōng guó, shān xī miàn shì fēi cháng yǒu míng de.
In China, Shanxi noodles are very famous.
tā diǎn le lā miàn. wǒ diǎn le tā men de tè sè cài, jiào yóu miàn kǎo lǎo lǎo.
She ordered pulled noodles. I ordered their specialty, called “Diao Mian Kao Lao Lao.”
射箭 – shè jiàn
香草肉 – xiāng cǎo ròu
niú ròu, lǘ ròu, zhū ròu huò jī ròu
beef, donkey, pork, or chicken
叫化则鸡 – jiào huā zé jī
炒猫耳朵 – chǎo māo ěr duo
stir-fried cat ears
日升昌旧址 – rì shēng chāng jiù zhǐ
Sunrise Prosperity Draft Bank
乡下祖父 – xiāng xià zǔ fù
她在喝啤酒 – tā zài hē pí jiǔ
She is drinking beer.
干杯 – gān bēi
串 – chuàn
我们先自己加辣椒, 然后他们烤它. – wǒmen xiān zì jǐ jiā là jiāo, rán hòu tā men kǎo tā.
First, we add the spice ourselves. Then, they grill it.
鸡翅 – jī chì
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