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In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The city is beautiful with so many things to see. There are museums, old streets and alleyways galore, the ancient wall, temples and gardens. Like in most Chinese tourist towns, the main streets are extremely busy and crowded and the shops all sell the same...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TimothyD922
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

After two months teaching English in Beijing, I fancied escaping it as, all told, once you take away the iconic tourist attractions it's a pretty hectic and polluted, drab and functional city. I woke up on Christmas Eve, and thought "I need to get away...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank George401
Reviewed 27 December 2018

We stopped here to break up the journey from Beijing to Xi'an and are very glad that we did. The old city is full of examples of old world China. You get a real sense of the history and how people lived. The museums and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 19 December 2018

It is old but nicely kept. it shows the ancient China's tradition. The surrounding are the old streets but clean. one feels like walking into the ancient city of China.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank soccer1943
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Still remain intact if the old heritage houses dated thousand year ago dated to Ming dynasty...the old city town has been revamped become a tourist spot with lots of small boutique hotel, eating place, shops and bar.. popular to buy their dry beef meat, beef...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank agoh69
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Back in the 14th century Pingyao served as a financial center in China. Even to this day it is a walled city. The ancient wall is the signature feature of the ancient town and is listed as the World Heritage Site. Narrow Medieval streets provide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Pingyao is great to walk around with lots of old Ming buildings. There are a number of original old buildings to see in the town which you have to pay for (free for senior citizens if you have your passport) and which are fascinating. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

This city has a lot of character and is one of the better preserved city among the other cities that I have visited.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Definitely a highlight of our many trips to China. Make sure you bring your woolies. Amazing, traditional town

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Katrina C
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Min. 3 days are required to visit the places of interest. The ticket for the ancient city entitled you to enter 22 places where there is a route for you to go round the city. There is a show which is strongly recommended to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nature_Trek2013
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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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21 January 2018|
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Response from sgeddie | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one night and wished we had stayed one more.
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