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City Wall of Pingyao

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Address: Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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US$ 118.00*
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Pingyao Old City One-Day Tour
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US$ 169.00*
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Private Day Trip to Pingyao from Xi'an by Bullet Train

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it is impossible to walk the wall over it's entire length (March 2017)

For safety reasons and because work is being done on the wall you can't walk the wall in it's entire length. It is split in different compartments that you can walk. Actually I... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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The walls in Xian were much nicer so if you are only going to do one do them in Xian. On the plus side the ticket for the walls is the entrance for everything in the ancient town and is valid for 2-3 days.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's just over 6km around the wall and worth a stroll. The eastern section seemed to be closed off when I visited, so maybe go up at the South Gate and walk round the western half to the North Gate. The views are great from up ther, looking across the old town. Be aware that the 3-day ticket only allows... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

For safety reasons and because work is being done on the wall you can't walk the wall in it's entire length. It is split in different compartments that you can walk. Actually I was hesitating to disobey the warning because I didn't see any danger where the sign ordered me to go down. But because the wall doesn't go in... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Quite expensive to go up, and it only applies once, so you can't go back up again. Apart from the small buildings and such at the entrance to the wall, there is not much else, apart from small clay designs in each parapet at a turn in the wall. There are no barriers on the side to protect you from... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This was a highlight of our visit to Pingyao. We timed our visit to coincide with the sunset and walked from the North Gate around to the West Gate. You couldn't walk east when we were there. You get a great perspective of the ancient city and a terrific view down the East West street. The wall is included in... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The ancient city wall is the first attraction you will go after getting your 1-day pass from the ticket office just outside the ancient city wall. Go up and stroll a bit, take in the atmosphere, look out from the ramparts.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nothing more to add: although ticket to city walls opens door to all museums, for us it wasn't that tempting.

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Thank Blanic
Shanghai Region, China
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Arguably the best way to see Pingyao - from above! Worth the RMB 130 pp. You can peek into many courtyards still inhabited by the local population, some restored, some not.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Beautiful preserved city wall; be careful of very low walls on the inside occasionally, especially with kids ... manageable size to spend a few hours circling the city.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Its just a big wall that is getting renovated for the most parts. So you couldnt walk/bike a round on it. Beside that you need to have the 3day pingyao ticket of 130 yuan to get up there. As I do not care a lot for museums, its a pity I would have to pay so much money to get... More 

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