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Pingyao Ancient Government Office

Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000, China
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One of must-sees

This is one of must sees in Pingyao, gives you a good flavor of what an ancient city government... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
San Jose

This visit is very interesting as you can see how justice was meted out in the old days. Finally... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000, China
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is one of must sees in Pingyao, gives you a good flavor of what an ancient city government looks like. They also have displays on clothings of different level of government officials based on their hierarchy. They also have daily court skit playing on...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This visit is very interesting as you can see how justice was meted out in the old days. Finally you get to see who protected the magistrate - the beautiful fox fairy.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a look round with a guide. See the administrative buildings, the jail and the ghoulish exhibitions of restraint, torture and death. See the governor's residence and temples. The performance is a short and humorous reenactment of a trial before the governor- well worth...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I am a sucker for looking at old prison conditions. This is only a small part of this attraction, but worth a look. I particularly enjoyed the display of torture tools they show you. Much of the rest is looking at offices, which is okay.

Thank Harding2096
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The complex is big and and it gives one a very good view of how the government ruled in ancient times. Everything is logical situated. I partically enjoyed the public bathrooms and the squares, where you can sit and relax a bit.

Thank paukie
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Quite a crowded attraction. In fact, we were going to visit early in the day, but the queue to get in was a bit too long so we waited until after lunch. It was well worth the wait. Extensive buildings including a prison (as well...More

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Mickey preserved but a little bit crowded. Interesting to see how they use to run things. Make sure you go see the prison or jail.

Thank Derreck T
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The former gov office on Yamen St is originally built in 1346, completed with bells and whistles, and a karaoke, prison and residence as well.

Thank Irene E
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A useful onsite into how the town was administered in the past. Well presented and layer out and not too crowded when we went.

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This museum is good however you need a private guide to fully appreciate it, otherwise you will look at things and have absolutely no idea what they are or what they were used for as there are very few western translations. With a guide you...More

Thank latestfilly
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