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The small entrance is deceptive of the large courtyards and building complex behind! Audio guides make the visit very enjoyable. These guides can be kept for the day and used on 17 or so of the refurbished buildings in Pingyao. Free admission for those over...More
I think this was my favourite of the ancient city attractions. Plenty to see, prison cells, instruments of torture, calligraphy, a Lilly pond and even a live Chinese opera performance. There's a couple of towers to go up to get roof top views over the...More
The County Government Museum is situated in Pingyao Ancient City and is one of several main tourist attractions in the city. It is large and has several courtrooms and a prison. There is also a show (of a court hearing) for entertaining the tourists. The...More
A 'yamen' was where the local magistrates worked and sometimes lived in during imperial China. The Pingyao County Yamen is far bigger than most I've come across in China, which probably should not be that surprising considering the prosperity and importance the town enjoyed in...More
A good ancient building with well protection and maintenece. You can get some basic feeling or idea about how the local govenment operation back to nearly 380 years ago in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Also, don't miss the performance that the magistrate of the Pingyao...More
This is the largest of the sites to visit with your Pingyao visitor ticket, but it many ways, it's one of the least interesting. Unlike most of the others, there are many gardens to take a rest, but the buildings themselves are more functional in...More
With the entry ticket to Old City you get access to all of the ancient buildings.
This particular one has quite a few signs in English and it is an interesting insight into an ancient society, especially the methods devised to inflict pain and punishment.
It was interesting for me to see how they have documents on everything,how they arranged the jail and cells,and also a short show of a court.Visiting the torture instruments part was also very interesting.
This is one of the historical site (out of 19).
The building pretty much the same with other, what makes me interested with this place was that the function of this building, which was function as centralised place for most of government function back then,...More