Hi! Can you advise what attractions would incur an entrance fee? I'm traveling with my husband and 4 children and am just trying to get an idea of what our costs will be to visit Pingyao. I was hoping without a guide, we could wander through the Ancient Town area and also see the Wall, but it sounds like from your review that maybe there is an entrance charge for some of this.
Thanks very much!
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 guide as the whole town is set out around a crossroads of 2 main streets & lots of little ones coming off them. it's almost impossible to get too lost. The exact location of key tourist sites tends to be obvious as other tour groups will be congregated there!
You can walk around the top of the Wall and thiabia pretty cool. I like to wonder around and stumble accords things.
Thank you, Everyone! Very helpful!
There is one entrance fee for all attractions. It is 130 RMB. You cannot buy single tickets.
Walking around the town was free. There is a charge to climb to the top of the wall and walk around walled the city. The local bus (#108) we took from the train station to Pingyao did not complete the route and the driver made everyone to get off the bus at the north gate. We needed to go to the South Gate. Definitely take a taxi.
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