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Pingyao Old City One-Day Tour
"Your local guide will meet you at your Pingyao hotel at approximately 9am to begin your day-tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famed for its well-preserved ancient walls Pingyao’s old town is on many lists of the best walled cities in the world.Visit Rishenchange the earliest draft bank in China. Established in 1823 during the early Qing Dynasty it was the cornerstone of modern Chinese banking. Explore the City Wall one of the best-preserved ancient walls and the ancient government building which functioned
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Pingyao Old City One-Day Tour
"Your local guide will meet you at your Pingyao hotel at approximately 9am to begin your day-tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famed for its well-preserved ancient walls Pingyao’s old town is on many lists of the best walled cities in the world.Visit Rishenchange the earliest draft bank in China. Established in 1823 during the early Qing Dynasty it was the cornerstone of modern Chinese banking. Explore the City Wall one of the best-preserved ancient walls and the ancient government building which functioned
From $118.00
 
Private Day Tour of Pingyao by Bullet Train From Xi'an
"Xian - Pingyao - Xian via round-trip bullet trainAt 7:00 am your Xi'an guide will pick you up at the lobby of your Xian hotel holding a sign with your name and then transfer you to Xian North Railway Station to catch a 2-hour bullet train ride to Pingyao. Upon arrival in Pingyao you will be picked up by your Pingyao local guide and transferred to Piangyao old town. Pingyao was inducted as an World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 and renown for its layout which is conforming to a typical bagua pattern that can be dated back to Ming and Qing dynasties. There are more than 300 sites of ancient ruins in or near the city; however nearly 4000 Ming and Qing style residences are well preserved till this date. The streets and storefronts still remain in their historical appearance.Pingyao used to be the financial center of China in late Qing Dynasty. During those times there were as many as 20 financial institutions within the city limit
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Pingyao - city of lanterns

Pingyao is a city famous for lanterns decorating houses in the old quarter. Lanterns are a colourful accent in the grays of the streets. The view is so beautiful that the city was used as a...
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Through Ticket

In order to visit all the attractions, there's a one-time admission ticket that allows entry to about 20 attractions. It costs RMB120 and is valid for three days. The only sights that it doesn't cover...
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For the glory of China!

On leaving the train from Xi'an in Pingyao my daughter lost her wallet. Within an hour we were informed that we had left a suitcase at the station. We were lost in translation, because we had all our...
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The Pingyao Tourist Ticket

To visit all of the attractions that Pingyao has to offer, it is best to purchase the town tourist ticket. This costs Y120. The problem is that if your time in town in limited than you cannot hope to...
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Read some history before you go to Pingyao

Surprisingly Pingyao was once China's financial center, when a few banks here opened branches nationwide, and lots of wealth concentrated in this small county. The first modern bank (Shi Sheng Chang)...
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Chinese city, chinese tourists

When I was there in 2000, Pingyao was still not in the most important guidebook [LP], but my travelpartner knew this place and wanted me to see it. Well, it was because of that a true chinese...
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Internet

Internet is available at the Tian Yuan Kui for 6 Yuan for an hour.While you are there have a look around the hotel - it will be well worth it!!
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No.56 West Street, Pingyao County, Shanxi, 031100, China
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No.125 North Main Street, Gutao Town, Pingyao County, Shanxi, 031100, China
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No.76 Chenghuangmiao Street, Pingyao County, Shanxi, 031100, China
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No.26 Shuguang Road, Pingyao County, Shanxi, 031100, China
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No.79 Xiguan Main Street, Pingyao County, Shanxi, 031100, China
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No.84 Mingqing Ancient Street, Gutao Town, Pingyao County, Shanxi, 031100, China
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Top Things to Do in Pingyao

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Er Lang Temple

Er Lang Temple is Taoist. I had to buy an individual ticket since I had not acquired the general voucher to visit everything. It was big and there were many taoist signs. The explanations were in...
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Inside the Walls

I loved just strolling around within the walls observing the life of the people, every house has history, there were many shops selling souvenirs and also food, I tried local yogurt and was delicious....
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The Main Gate

This is the gate that I used to get into the walled city. It was the nearest to the railway station. There were signs of UNESCO, a map of the city, stalls selling souvenirs, and also some sculptures...
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Map of Pingyao

A map is always useful when visiting a place. These two that I found in downtown Pingyao were written in chinese, english and french. I used them and found the City Tower, which was one of the most...
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Follow the UNESCO signs

Follow the UNESCO signs in order to arrive to the walled city. They start as soon as you leave the train station. Follow the boulevard and once the UNESCO signs finish you will see the old city. It is...
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albaaust

"An ancient,exotic city"
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"Pingyao"
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"A Day in Pingyao by Paul2001"
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easysunshine01

"Pingyao, an Ancient Town of 2700 Years of History"
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"The Best Preserved Walled City"
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