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 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.