Hebei to protect ancient building complex

Settled in the center of Piancheng town of Shexian county, Handan municipality, Liujiazhai fortress can be traced back to the late Song Dynasty (late 12 century). The main body of the village, which consists of 80 percent of the existing buildings, was constructed late in the Qing Dynasty and the period of Republic of China and is mixed with more modern residences.

A 10-meter-high enclosing stone wall circles the village with three gate towers on the east, north and south, making it a formidable stronghold and very rarely seen stockade village in North China. The inner buildings boast fine architectural techniques and feature ancient Chinese characters and western arts symbols.

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