Pingliangtai Ancient City

Pingliangtai Ancient City, Huaiyang County

Pingliangtai Ancient City
4
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What people are saying

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Be the first to upload a photo
The area
Address

4.0
1 review
Excellent
0
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Christopher R
Hamilton, New Zealand26 contributions
Site dating from about 2,600 BCE
Jun 2018 • Business
This is an embryonic tourist attraction and I was told that planes are in place for a future interpretation centre which will be of a real benefit to the site. Currently the non-Chinese speaking visitor will have difficulty in assessing the site as there are simply some holes in the ground and a room with a very basic display of pottery fragments. I was fortunate in having two academics and the site is being excavated by Peking University. Contrary to my initial impression I became quite interested and realised the impirtance of the site to the Chinese as it is tangible evidence for the claim that it has a civilisation of 5,000 years. Pipework is visible (when drawn to one's attention) that show the use of water distribution to the houses. The 'cityy' wall is 13 metres across - but just looks like a grassy mound to the uninformed. It is thought that perhaps a 1,000 people residend in the area and it survived as a settlement for perhaps a 1,000 years, but no-one knows why it went into decline. I suspect other, more powerful dynasties emerged and wished to build their own bigger cities.
My star rating was based on being privy to a guide, but I rather guess most people would not have that privilege and the site is still being excavated and as a place to visit rather rudimentary. But it is still worth marvelling at the pottery found and to admise the quality of things so old.
Written June 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Pingliangtai Ancient City

Pingliangtai Ancient City is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM