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Ancient City of Pingyao

In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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“ancient city” (90 reviews)
“old town” (29 reviews)
In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

ancient city is quite charming & best savored early morning or late afternoon/early evening before/after the bus loads of tourists arrive. Lots of small museums to wander through. Walking along the wall gives you a different perspective to the town. Take lots of water as...More

Thank yeemai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlights of this beautiful walled town are the Confucian Temple and the Cheng Huang Temple, which are both magnificent, but the old gates, towers, banks, businesses and government buildings are also pretty interesting and all housed in charming courtyards. One of the real pleasures,...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we only had one night to spend in Pingyao and will have to travel back next year. There are no cars allowed within the city walls so be prepared to walk or take one of the many golf carts to your hotel if you...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says... They seem to have kept the ancient city pretty much intact. There are a lot of touristic shops but this doesn't affect the charms of this city. You can see the city and all its highlights in one day.

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting area. The ancient city is very much worth a stop. We took an over night sleeper train from Beijing on outperform way to Xian. Spent the day in Pingyao. Had an amazing lunch! There are interesting side trips from the...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend 2 nights here. A full day walking around the ancient city is needed. You pay Y130 pp for a ticket to all the ancient museums and attractions in the town..there are about 16 of them. You pay Y25 for an english headphone translation...More

Thank MichDames
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is said to be the best preserved ancient city in China. An excellent tourist attraction and the best is to stay there one night. In the late afternoon one could take sunset photos and in the evening one could spend a couple of hours...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pingyao is a charming walled town with narrow car-less streets which are easy to walk around. The old city wall in still intact and can be walked around and there are 22 other museums and temples within the old town to visit on the same...More

Thank McF352
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

John was knowledgeable, patient, kept us safe, and punctual. The place was preserved well and the hotel was wonderful. It was a different kind of fun in a not so developed area . Foot massage was unforgettable.

Thank Udi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in mid-June for 2 nights. The logistics of getting the: After arriving to Pingyao Ancient City train station, we got in a taxi after insisting on a metered fare. The taxi driver tried to get 50 RMB for the ride just before he...More

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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