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Pingyao Travel Guide

Pingyao, located in the middle of Shanxi Province, is one of China's best-preserved ancient cities. At present, it is also one of the only ancient towns in China to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety. It is also here that China's financial center during the late Qing era was located. The majestic ancient walls of the city are thick and sturdy, and you can feel the culture of the Shanxi merchants all around as you slowly stroll on the cobbled streets with at least 200 years of history. Each of the many Ming- and Qing-era buildings you will see around you have survived for hundreds of years up to the present such as the "yamen" compound, or complex of county government offices, monasteries, temples, banks and armed escort depots. Aside from the ancient city itself, Pingyao and the two other ancient temples of Zhenguo and Shuanglin are definitely worth seeing.
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Pingyao Ancient City

Pingyao Ancient City

8.5
4.5/513,128 Reviews
"Ancient Towns"
"UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites"
“Seeing Pingyao”

“Seeing Pingyao”

7.4
4.7/54,049 Reviews
"Featured performances"
"Performances"
Pingyaoyinxiang Theater

Pingyaoyinxiang Theater

7.4
5.0/52 Reviews
"theater"
"Theaters"
Shuanglin Temple

Shuanglin Temple

6.7
4.7/5850 Reviews
"UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites"
"Temples"
Zhenguo Temple

Zhenguo Temple

6.2
4.7/5346 Reviews
"Temples"
Pingyao Ancient City Wall

Pingyao Ancient City Wall

5.8
4.5/5729 Reviews
"Historical Sites"
"Historical Architectures"
Rishengchang Former Bank

Rishengchang Former Bank

5.0
4.6/5646 Reviews
"Museums"
Pingyao Ancient Government Office

Pingyao Ancient Government Office

5.0
4.6/5296 Reviews
"Historical Architectures"
Jinci Temple
Nearby City

Jinci Temple

8.2
4.8/5110 Reviews
"Mountains"
"Historical Architectures"
Jinci Museum
Nearby City

Jinci Museum

8.2
4.7/55,850 Reviews
"Museums"
"Historical Sites"

Where to Stay

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What to Eat

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Tianyuankui Bar

Tianyuankui Bar

4.7/5643 Reviews
Avg. GBP7/person
"Shanxi Cuisine"
"Famous Restaurants"
德居源

德居源

4.7/5112 Reviews
Avg. GBP5/person
"Shanxi Cuisine"
"Famous Restaurants"
洪武记饭店

洪武记饭店

4.9/5200 Reviews
Avg. GBP7/person
"Shanxi Cuisine"
梁先森·酸奶

梁先森·酸奶

4.9/588 Reviews
Avg. GBP2/person
"Bakery"
"Open Late"
人在北方菜馆

人在北方菜馆

4.9/563 Reviews
Avg. GBP6/person
"Shanxi Cuisine"
客回头小吃

客回头小吃

4.5/549 Reviews
Avg. GBP4/person
"Shanxi Cuisine"
Xijiebeibaoke Restaurant
我在平遥等你旅行者酒吧(平遥古城店)

我在平遥等你旅行者酒吧(平遥古城店)

4.3/57 Reviews
Avg. GBP8/person
"Bar/Bistro"
"Open Late"
复兴公饭店

复兴公饭店

3.5/522 Reviews
Avg. GBP6/person
"Shanxi Cuisine"
喜迎春饭店之三碗不过岗

喜迎春饭店之三碗不过岗

4.5/5102 Reviews
Avg. GBP5/person
"Snacks"
"Famous Restaurants"
郑记大碗面

郑记大碗面

4.5/516 Reviews
Avg. GBP2/person
"Fast Food"

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