Pingyao (Chinese 平遙 / 平遥, Pinyin Pingyao) located in China with about 42,000 inhabitants, about 80 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital Taiyuan, a medium-sized town in the province of Shanxi. Pingyao is the capital of. In Europe, the city is known above all for their mingzeitlichen city image that was included in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 1997th