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Address: Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000, China
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Pingyao Day Tour of Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle
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special village

very good to go with Mianshan tour very weird tunnel under the village at spring not to many people 20 minutes from Mianshan and about 45... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very good to go with Mianshan tour very weird tunnel under the village at spring not to many people 20 minutes from Mianshan and about 45 minute drive from Pingyao

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Chantilly, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This attraction on a mountaintop village was easily the most contrived tourist trap I encountered in China ( and there are a few to choose from ). There is no mystery to me about the origins of the "restored" tunnels. The think tank back at the Ministry of Tourism dreamt this one up, they wrote a script, gave the locals... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Like a lot of other Chinese places, information in a museum or cultural places are seldom explained in English and if, in a poor English. Zhangbi cun (village Zhangbi) didn't have information at all. So we took a tour guide for 60 yuan and it was definitely worth it! She explained so many things which made our stay there more... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

You could easily include Zhangbi on a daytrip to nearby attractions from nearby Pingyao ... the large city gate and the Daoist temple are a truely beautiful ensemble. The other (residential) buildings in the village - some in the local Yaodong style, some in the more temporary concrete- and-white-bathroom-tile style - are not really that interesting. It is a very... More 

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Changzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Zhangbi Ancient Fortress was founded about 1600 years ago. It was a military fortress that was strategically situated with difficul access and a 5-layer defense system made up of high walls, complex streets and a 1000-metre underground tunnel. The most interesting thing is that the whole structure was built following the constellations. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This ancient fortress is built on a hill top and features old lanes and buildings, temples and a network of underground tunnels where locals could hide and sustain a siege for months. It is just being renovated and I found it to be amazing.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Zhangbi is a very small village where only a few eldery people live. It consists on a very street covered with dust and a couple of temples, an ancient tree and some interesting tunnels under the village that were built to help people escape in case of attack, but that was never used eventually. If you can share a car... More 

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

A sensitive restoration and a good range of old buildings in a town setting, temples, and the military tunnels. Worth a stop over.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

This was an interesting place but not worth a 1/2 day and a bit far from Pingyao. The tunnel existence is fascinating but there is not really much to see once you are down there. There is a neat restaurant in the complex where the residents have even relocated from the tunnel area. Super goat!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Its not a castle but a series of interconnecting tunnels. The little village of Zhangbi Cun was far more interesting & enjoyable than the tunnels. Take time to wander around this 800 year old village & its buildings. You can get an English speaking guide when you buy your ticket for an extra cost of Y40. We organized a car... More 

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