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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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Take the Train

Trains are the best way to move around in China. In Beijing I boarded a train to Pingyao. The train was full, but I went to the kitchen, ordered a cheap dinner and was allowed to spend the night...
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Fast train/Gao tie to and from Pingyao

The first time I travelled to Pingyao was last year, February 2014, by bus which were quite frequent leaving Xian but took about 8 hours and dropped my friend and I beside the highway where a couple...
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From taiyun to pingyao

We took bus from jiannan bus station, since the train ticket sold out on the day we wanted to go pingyao, bus leaves every half hour or when it is full, it will take 2 hours (even with some traffic...
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Pingyao Railway Station

Pingyao Railway Station is located northwest outside of the Ancient City Wall. When you arrive the train station, it takes you around 15 minutes walk to the Fengyi Gate (West Gate), which is the...
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Pingyao/ Taiyuan to Xian

For the sleeper trains between Pingyao/Taiyuan to Xian, I recommend you to take the train from Taiyuan to Xian. Reason: There are more trains between Taiyuan to Xian. You can have a better train with...
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Beijing --> Pingyao

If you are planing to travel from Beijing to Pingyao, this is the easiest and fastest way:First, you take the speed rail from Beijing West to Taiyuan:Time: 7:21, 8:10, 8:45, 12:03, 12;52, 15:31,...
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Xi,an to Pingyao Train booking

Chinese Train ticket system is a national network, you can buy the ticket Pingyao-->Xian from Beijing/Taiyuan/Datong Station, but you must pay attention to Pre-sale Time(Max 10days in advance)....
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Train Station

The train station in Pingyao is located about a 5-10 minute walk away from the West Gate of the Old Town. Trains to and from cities like Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing and Taiyuan are available...
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De Pingyao a Luoyang

Probamos las camas blandas y salimos a las doce de la noche de Pingyao y llegamos a las 13h del día siguiente a LuoyangLas camas blandas en compartimentos de cuatro personas están muy bien , limpias y...
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Paseo en bici / Bike ride

Para los que no somos expertos en la bicicleta , Pingyao es el sitio ideal para dar un paseo , pues no hay tráfico , aunque si muchos "paisanos" , es completamente llana y no te puedes perder...
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Hire a taxi

We hired a taxi through our hotel to take us to the Qiao family home (scene of the film,"raise the red lantern")and then onto Taiyuan where we caught the train onto Beijing. The taxi driver turned out...
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Train from Taiyuan to Beijing.

We decided that we would take the express overnight train to Beijing from Taiyuan which is about 2 hours by car from Pingyao. As Taiyuan is a major railway station there would be more options in terms...
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See more - rent a bike

The only way to see Pingyao at close quarters and freely is by hiring a bike. We made sure our bikes were quite sturdy, brakes, tyres etc were OK.Because we had hired bikes we were able to see a lot...
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Train to Pingyao

We caught the train from Xian to Pingyao. It was organised for us by the guide through the hotel. Cost: 127 Yuan for a seat in a 4 berth cabin. Our train number was 1676. It left at 14.32pm in Xian...
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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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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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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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