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Pingle Ancient Town

Pingle Town, Qionglai 611539, China
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Qionglai
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Hong Kong, China
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371 reviews 371 reviews
203 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can see how the town might have been charming once upon a time but today it's one huge tourist trap. Many of the buildings are new (rather than restored) and the town comprises rows and rows of souvenir stands (many selling the same garish items), nondescript tea stops and identical-looking hotels. The river is pretty as some reviewers have... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Pingle is written up as a great destination, but I was underwhelmed. There were no interesting buildings that I saw--just one-storey functional structures that had been turned into shops and restaurants. But the good news is that the river is lovely. I visited on a cool spring day, but in the summer it would be great to go wading and... More

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This town is by a river. The scenary is beautiful and I enjoyed it very much. I was there for a day visit, but next time I would like to stay in one of the lodges and drink tea by the riverside. Also, the food served by a restaurant there was delicious and clean, although cheap.

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