Pingyao
Jinzhong
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Ancient Settlement
_We***14Trip.com made getting to Pingyao a breeze! Booking the train and hotel couldn’t have been easier! The taxi information link saved us at the train station! It allowed us to communicate clearly with our cab driver.
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Performances
Tim IpGreat show! Really loved it. Would recommend it again and I would watch it again one day if I have a chance
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Temple
E41***05close to Pingyao ancient city and 1 yuan bus fare for a great trip back to a 1,500 years of chinese history. For those who wish to take the 1 yuan bus trip to the temple , like me , I took the north gate from the Pingyao city wall and hopped on the bus 108 at Zhong Du Dong Jie , going west . The bus trip took about 20 minutes and the entrance fee to the temple is 35 RMB or free for visitors aged 60 years old and over .there is a red wall surrounding the temple and it is worth spending at least 30 minutes going around inside the temple compound .There are two main temple structures within the compound . in the second courtyard , there is an ancient tree aged about 1,200 years old . Still growing .Temple structures need urgent renovation as the wall painting inside the temples is fading badly and nothing can be visually sighted .Take a good look at the statutes of the 4 Heavenly kings in first temple as compared with the later time period of the similar statutes . The Shuanglin temple 4 Heavenly kings look different in style and armour wear . Do not waste time in looking at the shops outside the temple .
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Historical Site
D34***05Maybe not the best wall in China, or the best attraction in Pingyao, but it's worthy of a visit. Nice views over the Old City roof tops.
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Museum
徐徐霞客RrIn Pingyao City, the founder of the private bank Rishengchang Ticket Exchange Center (Big Owner) Mo Lupai, in the form of words instead of numbers, years, accounts for the transaction, Huitong world, for the antitheft design of the ancient ringing bell (now 110), sufficient to prove the charm of Jinshang culture rich connotation.
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Historical Architecture
E38***44This museum is one of many very unique museums within the walls of an ancient city. The relics are beautiful and well preserved and the information provided is very interesting if you are into history! Some of the English signs are not accurate at all, but you can still get an idea of what they are trying to say.

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About Pingyao

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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18 Oct, 2021 Pingyao Weather: Clear, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 78%, Sunrise/Sunset: 06:41/17:51
Pingyao Travel: Suitable, Umbrella: Not Required, UV Strength: Very Low

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