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Ancient City of Pingyao

In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“ancient city” (102 reviews)
“old town” (33 reviews)
“narrow streets” (15 reviews)
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In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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+86 354 569 0000
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"ancient city"
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"old town"
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"narrow streets"
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"bullet train"
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"chinese tourists"
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"couple of days"
in 8 reviews
"real china"
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"street food"
in 8 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 11 reviews
"walled town"
in 10 reviews
"big cities"
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"the high speed train"
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"one night"
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"within the walls"
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"theme park"
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"spent days"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Must see this old city to appreciate what old China looked like, walking main streets and wondering lost around small back alley gives you best experience of this place, getting up early (like 7.00) and walking with locals getting to work and setting up shops...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The general atmosphere of this ancient town will take you back in time, lots of ancient buildings, towers, etc. Definitely worth a day or two strolling around !

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This ancient town has become a theme park. There are very few original sites left, but many, many shops. Having said that, there are great places for a massage. We found a little shop that still made various vinegars from scratch.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were intrigued and amused by many of the interesting items for sale. Everything from a TV converted to a fish tank to a leopard skin. We also saw a performing monkey...

Thank Shaz J
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

If you are looking for the sights and sense of old China, the Terra Cotta Warriors and Great Wall will provide epic slices of the past – but will not give you a deep sense of China’s mammoth history. And you will also miss engaging...More

4  Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Our visit to Pingyao was only about two hours as we had spent a good deal of our time at the nearby Wang family compound in Jingsheng Village. These two off the Western tourist usual beaten track but both are real gems. Our group of...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Wanna to know what an ancient Chinese city/town looks like, then visit Pingyao. This is the best place to do this and be educated. The entire city is an UNESCO site, yet it's not as well known or famous as the Great Wall of China...More

2  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Loved this old city. No cars here- only scooters and bikes. There are lots of things to see- government buildings, the old bank, the city wall. Very interesting. We loved all the little shops - full of little Nic nacs and souvenirs. The vinegar is...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Having travelled all over China, no city beats Pingyao. Most of the old building in old city have been preserved and restored. You get a feeling of being back to the 19th century. You have to share however this experience with thousands, if not ten...More

Thank Haelen
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I was happy that Fodor's did not include the province of Shanxi in their guidebook! That might keep a few Western tourists away! It is a beautiful place. The city walls date to Ming times (1369 - 1644 AD, approx) and the 3,000 courtyard homes...More

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lindac1104
19 February 2018|
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Response from dripdrip | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how long it would take to see all the paid exhibits and to see the cultural show. You can easily spend a day wandering around the shops and restaurants. There are few English speakers in Pingyao, so that may... More
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Elisabeth C
21 January 2018|
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Response from sgeddie | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one night and wished we had stayed one more.
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crazym0m0f4
28 August 2017|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, there are entrance fees to some things - the wall, the old bank museum, confucius and city god temples but it's very little in western terms. I can't remember exactly how much. I don't think you really need a... More
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