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Pingle Ancient Town

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quiet and laid back town

Beautiful town by the river, perfect for relax with many tea-houses, shops, picturesque streets... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2015
Guerande, France

Pingle is written up as a great destination, but I was underwhelmed. There were no interesting... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2014
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 weekdays in Pingle ancient town. Great place away from noise and pollution. We heard the place was full of tourists during weekends and holidays, but it was very quiet for us. If you're a laowai, expect to be stared at all day...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Timothée G
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Just returned from an amazing day trip to Pingle Ancient Town. Getting there is a 2.5 hrs bus ride from XinNanMen Bus Station (Just beside XinNanMen Metro Station) that costed me only 33RMB per pax. The bus made a brief stop at QiongLe bus station...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Pringle old town is a lovely area (don't get mixed up with the normal town) with a central tree lined stream that runs down the central (mainly!) pedestrian area. As would be expected most of the shops are touristy but there some good restaurants towards...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Pingle is a great place to escape from the hurry of Chengdu and relax. People here are nice, like most people from the countryside, ready to help and warm-hearted. There is many place to enjoy a tea near the river, children and adults playing in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Stone cobble streets ancient temples, inns, and gift shops. A personal highlight was the old (circa-1862) stone bridge spanning the Baimo River. Vistas in both directions are of a sleepy meandering river with banks girded by dense foliage. 1,000+ year-old Banyon trees also grace the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Hugh G
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....More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Iuiliain
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank MeiL67
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Feistygal
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...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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