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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
From $169.00

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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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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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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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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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Day trip to Wang Family's Castle

This is usually visited on an excursion from Pingyao that includes a visit to Zhangbi's Undrground Castle.My friend and I really enjoyed visiting this castle...especially being able to walk around the...
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19) County Government Office (West)

On the west side of the County Government Office, there is a county prison. The prison includes male and female prisons for both civil and homicide cases. The Department of Supervision is on the north...
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Sep 22, 2012

19) County Government Office (Central)

Pingyao County Government Office is located on the middle of Zhenfujie Street. This is the biggest attraction in ancient Pingyao City. This 26,600 square meters government office compound was built in...
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Sep 22, 2012

16) Pingyao Theater & Nine-Dragon Wall

Pingyao Theater is located on Temple of City God street, next to Temple of Confucius. This theater was called Li Le Tang 礼乐堂, during Qing dynasty. It was an ancient entertainment center for the City...
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Sep 22, 2012

15) Temple of Confucius: Dacheng Hall

Temple of Confucius in Pingyao is the oldest Confucius temple in China. It was first built in the early years of Tang Dynasty between (CE 627-649), Zhengguan era, under the reign of Emperor Taizong....
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Sep 22, 2012

6) Museum of Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Due to preserve the history and culture of Chinese Business of Commerce, Pingyao government has established this museum to highlight not only the business in ancient Pingyao, but how the Chinese...
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Sep 22, 2012

4) Ancient Residency Expo Garden

This museum has an unique brick wall architectural entrance. It shows you the traditional Pingyao residency garden and architectures. Pingyao ancient residential houses were designed with quadrangle...
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Sep 22, 2012

3) Wei Tai Hou Draft Bank Museum

Wei Tai Hou Museum (Wei Tai Hou Draft Bank) is on the West Street, next to Rishengchang Exchange Shop. It is 1300 square meters with 3 courtyards. The entire property has 40 rooms plus halls....
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Sep 22, 2012

2) Temple of Erlang

Temple of Erlang is located on the north street and facing east, which is one of the famous Taoism temples built during Ming Dynasty. It is an example of Pingyao ancient courtyard gardens as a temple....
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Sep 22, 2012

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"An ancient,exotic city"
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"The Best Preserved Walled City"
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