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Pingyao County Government Museum

Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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The office and residence of the men who governed Pingyao.

A 'yamen' was where the local magistrates worked and sometimes lived in during imperial China. The... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
County Yamen - Local Government Office

A good ancient building with well protection and maintenece. You can get some basic feeling or idea... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2016
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

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

Thank Janhangir
Reviewed September 3, 2016

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

Thank Eat-Drink-Online
Reviewed August 15, 2016

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

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank JustJessPerth
Reviewed January 25, 2015

Excellent example of Chinese imperial local government center. Gives a great example of how the government operated in the days of the local magistrates.

Thank Doug R
Reviewed December 12, 2014

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.

Thank BijanTehran_Iran
Reviewed November 3, 2014

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

Thank Martin_Martin27
Reviewed September 11, 2014

Different architecture to monestaries and surrounding buildings, this museum was once the government offices and has been preserved in that guise. It also had a prison and torture facilities but I only fund some wooden cells. Some local actors put on a show every hour...More

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Included in the 18 sites in the Pingyao City ticket, 150 RMB per adult and 75 RMB per child, 3 days validity but can only enter each site once per ticket. The best sight to visit the inside of.

1  Thank NZFamilyTravellers5
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Extensively renovated but a good example of what the a magistrate office complexe and judicial court looked like in the Qing dynasty.

Thank RobDRL
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