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Pingyao Ancient Government Office

Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000, China
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4.0 of 5 stars 56 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Pingyao Ancient Government Office is a good place to learn about how government and court matters were at work in the olden times. Like many others, we were lucky to see a mock trial on a civil dispute. Actors were dressed in costumes. The kids enjoyed it and at the same times learned how justice was served then. It... More 

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houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This old government office included the prison which had all the old torture equipment and the gardens and government office. It was very interesting and took a good hour to visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You can see a lot of ancient architectures also stalls selling souvenirs. I was lucky enough to see a "live show" showing mook trail in Qing Dynasty. However, even I am a Mandarin speaker, I still can't understand much of the local dialect.

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Shanghai, China
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was one of our favorite attractions in PIngyao. When we were there, there was a reenactment of a trial. It was fun watching the actors in traditional clothes in this setting. There are a lot of interesting details in the complex. Lots of tourists seem to just go in and out, but you can definitely spend more time looking... More 

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Shanghai, China
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A good glimpses of life in the past, with the added interest of some of the torture equipment used for interrogation, and punishment that you read about in books of old China. Also the prison is interesting, as well as the information on the Imperial exams that were taken here

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Derbyshire
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

There are some lovely old buildings and some well preserved costumes but the highlight here is the tranquil gardens. There were very few people there and it was lovely to sit and take in the peace and quiet.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was the headquarters of the local government in Pingyao. The buildings are well preserved and well presented and give you a good flavour of what the city administration used to be like, including the justice system. This was the most interesting of all the sites we visited in Pingyao and is well worth a visit

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Included in the 18 sites in the Pingyao City ticket, 150 RMB per adult and 75 RMB per child, 3 days validity but can only enter each site once per ticket. Best sight to visit inside of.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I visit Pingyao ancient town the day before yesterday. Because the hostel we lived is facing the Pingyao Ancient Government office so that the first attraction we visit Pingyao is the ancient government office. It is very large and I was most impressed with the prisons and the implements of punishment. The places the ancient officers worked I always wactched... More 

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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Many interesting things to see inside, its also busy, let your surprise. Take you time for this. Don't rush through it.

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