City Wall of Pingyao
City Wall of Pingyao
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
The impressive, ancient 6.2 kilometres in length, and averaging 10 metres in height, wall around the city is estimated to have been built over the 827BC to 782BC period. Since the 14th century, this has been a city of the Chinese Han people. Inside the city walls, there are temples of Shuanglin and Zhenguo. There is a lot of history here, and since 1982, it has been protected by a number of Chinese laws, including, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Cultural Relics. The ancient city walls of China a very spectacular. Other than in size, this has many of the same characteristics as the ancient walls of Xi’an and Nanjing.
Written March 27, 2019
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Aileng N
Philadelphia, PA18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
It was the best part of our trip in Pingyao. Unfortunately part of the wall was closed for renovation. We could only do a section of the wall as they won't let you back on the wall once you exit at the point where it was closed off. We were told we should have walked back to where we started (another 30 min.) and do the other section that was opened.
Written June 19, 2012
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Heather3214
Knoxville, TN31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
It is a bit of a trick getting to Pingyao, but well worth it. The walled, preserved city is a Chinese tourist area but is so far out of the way that it was the least crowded of all the areas we visited. I believe the city was founded 1500 years ago. While we stayed inside the walls in a (the!) western style hotel, we ate at courtyard style hotels and got to enjoy them also. There are towers, walls, temples and sidewalk shows to enjoy. There are also many tourist shops.

To reach the city we took the fast train (5 hrs) from Beijing, then a taxi from Taiyuan. Be sure to walk away from the train station to hire a taxi. One taxi set a price of 200Y then backed out. Once we hired a taxi (for about Y350) he said that no one would take us for 200Y without scamming us for more money later. The taxi ride is about an hour. On the way back to Taiyuan we took the train. It was as local a train as I would recommend but we survived for the hour.
Written May 29, 2012
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Theinsidetraveller
Hamburg, Germany279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Couples
The city walls are among the few in China keeeping the original structure and the walk around them is really great! You can have a bird's eye view of the old city rooftops, towers and many buildings as well as to take great pictures of the watchtowers, walls and some nice sculptures depicting the guardians of the city walls. I did the walk from the South Gate (the North Gate is the only other place where you can go up) to the West Gate as this is were the main buildings are concentrated. Yyou can also get down at the East Gate and other smaller gates in the Way.

It's a1.5km walk that takes 30-40 minutes depending on how many pictures you take along the way! It's an unmissable experience in Pingyao and it's included in the admission ticket of the old town (180 rmb for more than 20 buildings)
Written November 14, 2011
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TheChakers
Hong Kong, China55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
We were slightly disappointed by the wall
First it is interrupted at the East Gate so you can't walk the whole way ( total circuit takes 2 hours) and there is so much to see in the streets which are so typical and atmospheric
Written October 24, 2018
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Louise E
Southampton, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Entered the south gate at 17:20 with the town ticket (130¥) (collected at a ticket office on on the north street and East Street intersection earlier at 14:00) and exited the north gate at 18:30. A man was waiting to let people out, and unlocked the exit gate for us. Due building work on the wall we walked round to the north gate via the east side. You could not compete a circuit - the way appeared blocked from just west of the south gate to just west of the North gate. There were English signs explaining this at the entrance to the south gate. We could have exited the wall at two other spots on the east side.
Written April 7, 2018
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Derreck T
Seattle, WA82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Walked along the top of the wall with my family and friend. Do this in the morning before it gets to hot. It was cool to see the houses. Most of what I have seen in China seems to be new. Got to see the old worn out part of China. The outside looks picturesque but the inside were everyone loves looks different. Loved the contrast and differences.
Written April 30, 2017
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bladdamasta
Manly, Australia1,009 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This was a highlight of our visit to Pingyao. We timed our visit to coincide with the sunset and walked from the North Gate around to the West Gate. You couldn't walk east when we were there.

You get a great perspective of the ancient city and a terrific view down the East West street.

The wall is included in the big ticket, but you can only visit once, and I didn't pursue whether you could purchase a separate ticket for an additional visit. I would loved to climb up again the next morning.
Written January 17, 2017
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Liesbet D
Datong, China13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Due to renovation work, you can only enter the wall to have a look a the tower. You cannot walk on the walls... 😦
Written July 22, 2016
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Jacquesrt
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
If you have some time to burn while you are in the city. Try exploring the wall.
A little pricey but in my opinion it is worth it.
Not the whole perimeter wall is open, only a small portion of the south and east wall is open to the public.
Get to see the whole city from here.
We enter from the south and exited at the northern most exit which ended up on the West Avenue (one of the main avenue).
Written October 18, 2015
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