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Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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All reviews nice walk south gate ticket cost eye view different perspective old town ticket office tourist ticket three days ping yao wall city rooftops 6km exit china parts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been up and around several ancient city walls in China, and the like the others, you need to continue walking past the crowded area near the steps to get the feeling of being in a unique and beautiful place. Most tourist like to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TimothyD922
Reviewed 27 December 2018

The ticket cost overs all sights within the walled town. The walk on the wall gives you a different perspective of the town. You can see the narrow alleyways and the ancient roofs giving you a greater appreciation for the architecture. There are a few...More

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

the day i visited it was drizzling. so a bit cold. still the wall was an interesting place. nothing much to explain, the wall used to be to protect the city in ancient times. currently just part of it is open to tourists. pleasant to...More

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

The walls are very interesting and in good condition (albeit restored). Going up to the top to see across the rooftops gives a lovely view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annesA334NI
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Access to the city walls was only possible through two points. The majority of the walls are closed for renovations. The walls are only accessible with a ticket. The ticket was 125rmb per person or free to over 60’s. The ticket is valid for three...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank whitlamabroad
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We were slightly disappointed by the wall First it is interrupted at the East Gate so you can't walk the whole way ( total circuit takes 2 hours) and there is so much to see in the streets which are so typical and atmospheric

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheChakers
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

To go for a walk on the city wall will cost you 130 Yuan (about usd20). Overpriced for this alone, but reasonable value if combined with free visits to museums within the walls. BUT ALMOST WORTHLESS AS ALL THE MUSEUM MATERIAL IS IN CHINESE OR...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 132kevinp
Reviewed 13 June 2018

we had a walk on the city wall, nice experience, interesting to see the town from above. all sights (also the city wall) were free of charge the day we were in Pingyao.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank b b
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This wall is 600 years old but goes back 2800 years . Surrounds the all city from all sides . Had a moat full of water and a double gate with iron gates . Walking on the walls possible .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The wall is worth walking a little way around but inside is a little bit of old China, the birth place of Chinese banking and with lots of history. To get the most from it, you really need a knowledgable guide or do some serious...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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20 August 2018|
Response from Gidons51 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure about directions. When you walk through the main road and market of the town , walk under the big Gushi tower , then after 10 minutes you reach the city wall . You can enter it , climb up , and see the view... More