Pingyao Circumpolar Stars

By: Juan Carlos Casado


Region: Asia

Site: Pingyao - China

Date: July 2009


Circumpolar stars turn around the north celestial pole on the patio of a traditional house in the historic center of Pingyao, an ancient city and a World Heritage Site in Shanxi of China. Considered to be the first banking capital of China, Pingyao was the central bank for much of the Silk Road trade during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Juan Carlos Casado/

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