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Ancient City of Pingyao

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Address: In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Old town, old ways

I spent two weeks in China in 2011. Pingyao is an ancient walled city in the middle of a metropolis. No cars are allowed inside the wall except for a parking lot. You can wind... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
West Plains, Missouri

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West Plains, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent two weeks in China in 2011. Pingyao is an ancient walled city in the middle of a metropolis. No cars are allowed inside the wall except for a parking lot. You can wind around the original brick streets and barter with the vendors. It is a wonderful place to visit as nothing much as changed in the last... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there by high speed railway train from Beijing which is about 4 hours away. Pingyao ancient city really do look ancient just like in old Chinese drama. The city is quite huge but you only need 1 day to see the city. Buy the ticket at the ticket booth to see all the attractions within the city. Most people... More 

Thank tomomii602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at Pingyao after coming from a sleeping train from Xi'an (going to Beijing). Walked around the entire wall, visited all attractions within the town easily within a day. The signs are very amusing since they have horrible english. Only had some trouble finding a place that wouldn't just serve snacks within the walls.

Thank DutchBrogrammer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considered to be China's best preserved ancient walled town. It's a charming place to spend several hours if you are passing by. City walls are magnificent and there are many watch towers. Many shops and restaurants will make your stay even more pleasant. It's easy to explore by foot !

Thank Nela Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marvelous and feel like I'm dated back to 2700 years ago. Four hours by bullet train from Beijing or Xian and recommend to stay at least two days then you can continue to Yungang Grotto in Datong

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly ancient city. We had lunch at Yi De Hotel which I would give 10 stars if I could! The setting is incredible and the food was excellent!

Thank Debbie H
Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pingyao is an ancient city it has a huge wall that scatterd it the athmosphere is lovely and coulerfull and there are many sights to visit in the old city pingyao is mainly chinese touristic place but it wourth being there and in the vicinity for 1or 2 days you can also get out from the old city through the... More 

Thank Nadav M
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is a little bit of ancient China preserved for posterity. It's a great place to wander around and drop in to the various attractions as you go. The 3-day pass to family homes, temples, museums etc is a good deal. 3 nights here is about right. Food and drink options are plentiful in the old town - some... More 

Thank Steve W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

when I arrived in the old town it was Saturday evening. The streets in part of the old town were overcrowded. Still it was nice to walk and look at the houses and shops. Sometimes maybe a little bit of the feelling that you can in lots of touristic places, with proppers sometimes and sometimes loud music. But like I... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I loved Pinyao. It is magical and the sunsets are amazing! The streets are full of life and culture!

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