Pingyao ancient town, as we just heard, is one of a number of cultural treasures in Shanxi that suffered damage.
Heavy rains crumbled a section of the town's walls, and repair work is underway.
Officials and experts in cultural relics protection were quickly on the scene to prevent further erosion
and to protect the safety of residents and tourists.
Pingyao is famous for its well-preserved ancient architecture, and some dating back nearly 3000 years ago.
It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
Other cultural sites in Shanxi have also been affected by the rains.
Local reports say the back wall of Kaihua Temple in mongshan county, also in Taiyuan, is on the verge of collapse,
while Chengjiapo Yaowang Temple has also come under intense pressure.
Shanxi province has registered more than 53,000 immovable cultural relics, including more than 28,000 ancient buildings.