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Address: Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000, China
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A brisk stroll through empty tunnels

This is an unusual site. It is essentially a series of tunnels under a village that were built as a place of retreat in time of attack but apparently never really used. Calling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Its not a castle but a series of interconnecting tunnels. The little village of Zhangbi Cun was far more interesting & enjoyable than the tunnels. Take time to wander around this 800 year old village & its buildings. You can get an English speaking guide when you buy your ticket for an extra cost of Y40. We organized a car... More 

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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is an unusual site. It is essentially a series of tunnels under a village that were built as a place of retreat in time of attack but apparently never really used. Calling it a castle is a bit of a stretch. The ceilings are about 5'8" so tall people may get a neck ache from bending forward. There are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took a daytrip out of Pingyao Ancient City to the Zhangbi Ancient Castle. Beautiful scenery along the road to the castle.We were advised by our driver to hire a guide if we were planning to explore the underground tunnel complex of the castle. It was good advise as it ensured that we did not get lost and also we... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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67 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The castle was beyond my expectation, the place is a huge complex with other temple and other place to view, but i rather focus on the underground castle. The opened area for the underground was not that big, when i was there, not many people and there is no tourist guide and the guard looks boring as well, and seems... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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93 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of the guide books that we read suggested hiring a guide for this place. There are about 10 miles of underground tunnels and it's easy to get lost in them - not a very appealing prospect. There's more to here then just a castle, it's a medieval village where some people still live. There are a lot of well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Zhangbi is an authentic ancient village, left to its original state, with some interesting defensive systems such as the underground tunnels. There are also some religious sites such as the Taoist and Buddhist temples that were not destroyed in the cultural revolution. Older locals still live in the village. It was worth the day trip (combined with Wang's residence which... More 

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Buscate, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are visiting Pingyao this is a nice place to visit in the rural area around there. The village where the castle is situated is really nice and it's a good chance to visit some real chinese rural area.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went via a taxi instead of through a hostel your and found it to be a good experience with a lot of historical interests and a few great views along the way. I would definitely recommend getting a guide as a few of the rooms have information only in Chinese. Entrance fee was 60RMB and a guide was an... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Fascinating series of tunnels built in the Sui dynasty, used in battle in the 1940s and still used today by the connected villages. A tour guide (available in English) walks you through the tunnels and the village. I wouldn't bother with public transport, arranging a car through your hotel is by far the best way to get there.

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Shanghai, China
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a really cool place with three levels of underground tunnels. The tunnels were used for military purposes over several hundred years. The ancient city above contains old temples and houses. An English speaking tour guide is provided so that you won't get lost in the tunnels.

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