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Address: Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000, China
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Pingyao Day Tour of Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle
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Good history

A sensitive restoration and a good range of old buildings in a town setting, temples, and the military tunnels. Worth a stop over.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Nanjing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Zhangbi is a very small village where only a few eldery people live. It consists on a very street covered with dust and a couple of temples, an ancient tree and some interesting tunnels under the village that were built to help people escape in case of attack, but that was never used eventually. If you can share a car... More 

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

A sensitive restoration and a good range of old buildings in a town setting, temples, and the military tunnels. Worth a stop over.

Thank AndyBallasb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was an interesting place but not worth a 1/2 day and a bit far from Pingyao. The tunnel existence is fascinating but there is not really much to see once you are down there. There is a neat restaurant in the complex where the residents have even relocated from the tunnel area. Super goat!

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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 22, 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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Arconate, 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.

Thank Marco R

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