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Ancient City of Pingyao

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Address: In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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crowded but interesting, don't forget the confucioan temple.

when I arrived in the old town it was Saturday evening. The streets in part of the old town were overcrowded. Still it was nice to walk and look at the houses and shops. Sometimes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

when I arrived in the old town it was Saturday evening. The streets in part of the old town were overcrowded. Still it was nice to walk and look at the houses and shops. Sometimes maybe a little bit of the feelling that you can in lots of touristic places, with proppers sometimes and sometimes loud music. But like I... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved Pinyao. It is magical and the sunsets are amazing! The streets are full of life and culture!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pingyao is a reasonably small town, but is rich with historic sights and ancient buildings making it an interesting place to visit. Compared to big cities such as Xi' An and Beijing, it's not worth that visit, but if you've already been to the big places and want to go somewhere which is a little more quiet and traditional, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed in Pingyao for four nights, which on reflection was a bit too long. We had seen all the sights in a couple of days. It has very crowded narrow streets with many street vendors selling food and gifts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We used the official audio tour. After you get the hang of it how it will begin talking when it reaches one of the buildings, it works fine Half-price admission in the city and half-price for the audio guide if you are over 60. However, I would have liked a map in English and I recommend bringing some written information... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I want to come back to Pingyao with more time. It is a beautiful place. I could walk around the streets for ever. I really enjoyed the walls (see separate review), but the whole city is a treat. We visited in the second week of January and the city was very quiet and many restaurants were shut. There is a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It is very famous Chinese Ancient Town, but it was not good at is reputation. Dusty ans a little bit mass. it is not good at Sichuan and Yunnan's Ancient city.

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Vitoria, ES
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

World Cultural Heritage Site One day trip from Beijing or Xian ( by bullet train) Just walk around and feel the atmosphere. Stay at least 3 hours If you have time ,good place to stay one or two nights

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Like many reviewers I was very impressed with the ancient city. Pingyao's glorious days came and went centuries ago, but visitors are given the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of how people lived in those bygone eras. Yes, other such places exist in china. Yet, they are smaller in scale and far less accessible to Western tourists. The combo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The city takes you a few 100 years back in time. Small streets and Nice old buildings. You can get food in one of the many restaurants. Not so Many people speak english but if you both do your best you Will be fine. You can buy a ticket to get in All the old buildings and on the city... More 

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