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In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst you have to recognise that this town has and is undergoing lots of restoration it still retains many features of ancient Chinese architecture and features. A bit touristy (not surprising) and lots of souvenir shops but a really great experience and glad we did...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must stop on a China itinerary, it's an amazing break from the enormous cities. The walled cities kept it to its basics, food is incredible and it's an enjoyable walking city.

Thank Marcos M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for photos, colourful, packed with people. Reasonably compact lanes, there are around four main streets aligned with shops and eateries. Quite a few museums but seem to be on a similar historical theme. City walls hard to access. Only certain points to go...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The most interesting, beautiful experience I ever had. Pingyao is on my favorite places I ever visited! I will come back for sure

1  Thank Pilar D
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Took a 1 1/2 hours' flight from Beijing to Taiyuan city. Put up a night at Meipian Hotel located near Jinci Temple or Tang Shuyu Memorial Temple. Proceed to visit Pingyao city the next morning. We were transferred by coach from Jinci, Taiyuan city to...More

Thank KS T
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

A very nice old city declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. Very nice pedestrian zone full of shops restaurants and hotels , only 1-2 floors buildings . Very nicely lit and very clean .all houses built around an inner court .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Definitely worth a airflight or train stop. We came in by plane and out by train. Buy the visitor ticket and visit the many sites. Nearly all are worth the time and photos. Even climb and walk the wall, although perhaps the least engaging of...More

Thank Taylo102
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Pingyao didn't disappoint: a genuinely historic ancient walled city, not some fake Chinese rebuild. There isn't that much to do in pingyao but walk-cycle about the town and get lost down the myriad of narrow cobbled streets. Two nights is probably more than enough unless...More

Thank veronsome
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Unfortunately Pingyao is going the way of other Chinese "ancient cities" - turning into a big shopping mall and being over-renovated. Though the main thoroughfares are mostly like this already, the old city still retains enough of the old "rough edge" to make it feel...More

Thank Michael-Se
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Must see this old city to appreciate what old China looked like, walking main streets and wondering lost around small back alley gives you best experience of this place, getting up early (like 7.00) and walking with locals getting to work and setting up shops...More

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February 19, 2018|
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Response from dripdrip | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how long it would take to see all the paid exhibits and to see the cultural show. You can easily spend a day wandering around the shops and restaurants. There are few English speakers in Pingyao, so that may... More
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January 20, 2018|
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Response from sgeddie | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one night and wished we had stayed one more.
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, there are entrance fees to some things - the wall, the old bank museum, confucius and city god temples but it's very little in western terms. I can't remember exactly how much. I don't think you really need a... More