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Ancient City of Pingyao

In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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Private Day Trip to Pingyao from Xi'an by Bullet Train
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Private Day Tour: Pingyao Ancient City and Traditional Art of Paper Cutting...
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3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights
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“ancient city” (102 reviews)
“old town” (34 reviews)
“narrow streets” (15 reviews)
In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

If you are looking for the sights and sense of old China, the Terra Cotta Warriors and Great Wall will provide epic slices of the past – but will not give you a deep sense of China’s mammoth history. And you will also miss engaging...More

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Our visit to Pingyao was only about two hours as we had spent a good deal of our time at the nearby Wang family compound in Jingsheng Village. These two off the Western tourist usual beaten track but both are real gems. Our group of...More

Thank Cdn_Bobcat
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Wanna to know what an ancient Chinese city/town looks like, then visit Pingyao. This is the best place to do this and be educated. The entire city is an UNESCO site, yet it's not as well known or famous as the Great Wall of China...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Loved this old city. No cars here- only scooters and bikes. There are lots of things to see- government buildings, the old bank, the city wall. Very interesting. We loved all the little shops - full of little Nic nacs and souvenirs. The vinegar is...More

1  Thank vanessaj919
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Having travelled all over China, no city beats Pingyao. Most of the old building in old city have been preserved and restored. You get a feeling of being back to the 19th century. You have to share however this experience with thousands, if not ten...More

Thank Haelen
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I was happy that Fodor's did not include the province of Shanxi in their guidebook! That might keep a few Western tourists away! It is a beautiful place. The city walls date to Ming times (1369 - 1644 AD, approx) and the 3,000 courtyard homes...More

Thank travel-till-I-drop
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Incredibly atmospheric, better than in the pictures. We were warned it would be touristy, but only domestic tourism, really. Saw less than a dozen Western travellers in two days. The 130 RMB ticket is a very fare price for the 22 or so sites it...More

Thank vegtastickitchen
Reviewed 18 November 2017

My wife and I had the great pleasure of staying at Jing's Residence (Boutique Hotel) within the Ancient City of Pingyao. On our arrival via a golf cart like vehicle (no cars within the Ancient City), we checked into our hotel and then took an...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Pingyao is an old walled city which is remarkably well presented. It is a very walkable and safe place. We arrived by bullet train from Xi'an (3.5 hours journey time). The centre of the old town is best preserved and very popular with tourists. It...More

Thank JonNewcastle
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Needless to stay a night in Ping Yao. To visit this beautiful town you will have enough for 3 hours as we did. The temples, the wall, the Tower, the 1st banking china, private houses, the distances from each other monuments are short and it...More

Thank ref99fer
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Elisabeth C
21 January 2018|
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Response from Mauro C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely stay a two days!
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Hi 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... More
7 December 2015|
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Response from MayaIvanovna | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you like. Like the others said, if you go on these dates definitely make sure you have everything booked in advance and not much is left to chance lodging- and transport-wise. If you like peace and quiet and... More