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Ancient City of Pingyao

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Address: In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Has some incredible sights which are beautifully preserved!

Pingyao is a reasonably small town, but is rich with historic sights and ancient buildings making it an interesting place to visit. Compared to big cities such as Xi' An and... read more

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pingyao is a reasonably small town, but is rich with historic sights and ancient buildings making it an interesting place to visit. Compared to big cities such as Xi' An and Beijing, it's not worth that visit, but if you've already been to the big places and want to go somewhere which is a little more quiet and traditional, and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Pingyao for four nights, which on reflection was a bit too long. We had seen all the sights in a couple of days. It has very crowded narrow streets with many street vendors selling food and gifts.

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Los Angeles area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the official audio tour. After you get the hang of it how it will begin talking when it reaches one of the buildings, it works fine Half-price admission in the city and half-price for the audio guide if you are over 60. However, I would have liked a map in English and I recommend bringing some written information... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to come back to Pingyao with more time. It is a beautiful place. I could walk around the streets for ever. I really enjoyed the walls (see separate review), but the whole city is a treat. We visited in the second week of January and the city was very quiet and many restaurants were shut. There is a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is very famous Chinese Ancient Town, but it was not good at is reputation. Dusty ans a little bit mass. it is not good at Sichuan and Yunnan's Ancient city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

World Cultural Heritage Site One day trip from Beijing or Xian ( by bullet train) Just walk around and feel the atmosphere. Stay at least 3 hours If you have time ,good place to stay one or two nights

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Like many reviewers I was very impressed with the ancient city. Pingyao's glorious days came and went centuries ago, but visitors are given the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of how people lived in those bygone eras. Yes, other such places exist in china. Yet, they are smaller in scale and far less accessible to Western tourists. The combo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The city takes you a few 100 years back in time. Small streets and Nice old buildings. You can get food in one of the many restaurants. Not so Many people speak english but if you both do your best you Will be fine. You can buy a ticket to get in All the old buildings and on the city... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you see it , like it , buy it. You may not see it again. Really enjoyed seeing the local people bustling about on bikes etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Pingyao managed to retain much of its old architecture, and walking down the ancient Ming-Qing street makes you feel like you're back in time centuries ago. It was a great stay overall. Would also recommend the Wang compound (if you want to see more of ancient Chinese architecture) which is located outside of the city.

Thank Chi N

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