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China Escort Agency

No.61 South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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This is part of the day ticket you pay for. It has some cool artifacts and some signs in English... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
Dalian, China
via mobile
Incredible exhibits-poor translations

I'm bilingual in Mandarin and had Chinese relatives with me, so I didn't find it as difficult to... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2017
England, United Kingdom
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No.61 South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This is part of the day ticket you pay for. It has some cool artifacts and some signs in English. If it wasn't part of the ticket and located centrally, I probably wouldn't have gone. It would have been more meaningful with an English speaking...More

Thank Harding2096
Reviewed February 24, 2017

I'm bilingual in Mandarin and had Chinese relatives with me, so I didn't find it as difficult to understand as I'm sure many other tourists would have done normally. However my English friend found the English translations very confusing, baffling and sometimes it just wasn't...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We went in as it was included in the Pingyao ticket and seemed to be a popular place of interest. Unfortunately, there was very little information in English, which is perhaps why the display in this museum didn't seem particularly exciting to us. The place...More

Thank IsidoraS
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Our wonderful private guide Jonathan Zhang showed us through this museum. It was really interesting! Seeing the weapons, understanding the way they worked and lived, including when they were at home or out and about was fascinating. Seeing their living quarters and having Jonathan explain...More

Thank Carol_and_Michael_W
Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Armed Escort Museum could be the best museum in Pingyao. The premise is so interesting, it's history so fascinating and the exhibits so unusual, that a good curator could do a lot with it. Unfortunately, it is chaotic (as in, there is no theme...More

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Reviewed October 10, 2015

I like it.I i enjoyed you service . i will come next for enjoying . i will say to your friends also.

1  Thank mariyadelhicallgirl
Reviewed May 14, 2015

The story of how businessmen/merchants moved their money is a good one and was the basis for future security operations. Without an informed guide, this would have been a real dud. With a guide, it was just average.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

With the entry ticket to Old City you get access to all of the ancient buildings. Apart from a brief introduction at the front door, there are no other signs in English in this particular one again unable to see how different from the others...More

Thank JustJessPerth
Reviewed May 1, 2015

The translation given to us was that there are two 'Armed Escorts Museums' in Pingyao (why two wan't explained), which conveys the meaning rather better than the title 'China Escort Agency'. These were groups of highly trained men who guarded bullion, cash and valuables in...More

1  Thank Sarum_Castle
Reviewed December 22, 2014

You get access to this via a 3 day ticket from several tourist offices within Pingyao Ancient City (90yuan during quiet times, 120yaun during peak tourist periods). Just be aware that you can only visit the site once over those three days so you can't...More

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