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Ancient City of Pingyao

In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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USD 169.00*
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Private Day Trip to Pingyao from Xi'an by Bullet Train
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USD 50.00*
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3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights
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USD 64.00*
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“ancient city” (98 reviews)
“old town” (33 reviews)
“narrow streets” (13 reviews)
In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
+86 354 569 0000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many highlights inside the city wall which is only 7km around, so everything is within walking distance. Outside the town, visit the Wang family home and the underground castle in a comfortable day trip.

1  Thank suewalden2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old city of Pingyao is really beautiful. if you just want to explore the streets and shops, you don´t need to buy a ticket, but if you want to go inside the courtyards and temples, you will need a ticket. The ticket is valid...More

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only 'discovered' Pingyao whilst researching my trip to China and thought it might be interesting. I wasn't disappointed. The old city is a maze of streets and lanes (West Street) is tourist central but Westerners are still a novelty judging by the number of...More

Thank ForeverBlue40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked upon Pingyao after googling "most beautiful villages in China"! I'm so happy we did as it's a stunning old walled town perfect for a night between Beijing and Xian. We took the high speed train which was clean and so easy to use....More

Thank Cally87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be crowded but when we visited in April it was fine. We have visited many ancient cities in the world and it is quiet unusual to find so many historic buildings with a town still living. It is not quite a museum yet....More

Thank PJ R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is somewhat of the Dutch Volendam look a like. Great old city centre with a lot of traditional shops and stalls. There are however a lot of tourists (both foreign and Chinese) and that somewhat disturbs the city vibe. It is however a...More

Thank KirstenDassen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the oldest, perhaps the best preserved ancient Chinese walled city. The walls are intact and an easy level walk of about 3 km. Accommodation within the walled city is limited and rustic but the atmosphere is vibrant with tourist shops arm in arm with...More

Thank Avante540
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museums and temples were numerous and many a tiring hour was spent trudging through them. Unless one has a good knowledge of Chinese history a lot of meaning is lost. The names of emperors are similar (or confusing) all seemed to have had many...More

Thank patrickmillerd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Pingyao for 4 days with our 8,10 and12 year olds. It was fantastic! But be prepared for the crowds, dust, street vendors and mobs of tour groups everywhere. If you just take a few turn away from the main street it'seems much calmer...More

Thank kersti T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best times to walk around the old town is in the morning before 7.30 am - before the hordes of tourists arrive and in the evening after 7.30 pm - when they leave. Every morning (before 7.30 am), the town centre transforms into a...More

Thank mapleleaf2727
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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