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Address: Pingle Town, Qionglai 611539, China
Phone Number: 028-88811111
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quiet and laid back town

Beautiful town by the river, perfect for relax with many tea-houses, shops, picturesque streets. Tuktuk drivers offer you to discover Jinji mountain with its amazing rope bridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Guerande, France
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The previous version of the Lonely Planet guide to China suggests this town is worth a trip. It has been dropped from the latest guide and that's presumably because it is a cheesy fake! We went on a Saturday morning and by midday the place was absolutely packed with local families and regional tourists visiting the mega-touristy shopping strip. The... More 

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Guerande, France
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Beautiful town by the river, perfect for relax with many tea-houses, shops, picturesque streets. Tuktuk drivers offer you to discover Jinji mountain with its amazing rope bridge (30RMB/pers, 3 km west of PingLe). Nice walk in the bamboo valley, it takes 1 hour to visit. Lugou bamboo sea is a tourist trap without interest, only a short drive in bamboo... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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511 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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 

1 Thank Mei L
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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264 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 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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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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