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Pingyao

Pingyao (平遥) was the financial centre of China during the Qing dynasty and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the collapse of the dynasty, the financial centre transferred to Beijing leaving Pingyao in limbo.

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Yamen Hostel

Yamen Hostel

One of the best hostels I ever stayed, smack in the center, atmospheric building, very fast free internet, excellent value. However, do not believe them when they say some places you may only go with a tour, like Wang House or Shuanglin Temple that you may reach by bus, even if it is not trivial. ... more

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5
Pingyao Harmony Backpacker Guesthouse

Pingyao Harmony Backpacker Guesthouse

A wonderful place to stay, excellent management, but bed linen and towels are torn and threadbare and need to be replaced. However we would definitely use Harmony again. ... more

Overall
4
Pingyao Yide Hotel

Pingyao Yide Hotel

We arrived in Pingyao on the early train and were met at the train station by a very friendly man and taken to the hotel. The location was perfect - a little off the main street, which meant it was really quiet at night, but a two minute walk from where everything was happening. The service was fantastic and so was the food. ... more

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4

Pingyao Discussions

  • Beijing - Datong - Pingyao - Xian
    Hi, Want to travel from Beijing to Datong by train over night, look at sights and then catch train to Pingyao the next night. Look around and then catch another night train to Xian. Can I buy all the tickets to this in Beijing. We will be traveling with kids and want to stay in one soft sleeper. Also ...

  • Great Wall, sleeper bus/trains, Pingyao, and Taihuan ?s
    tour of Terra Cotta Army), Pingyao (Walled City), Taihuan (15-20 temples), Yungang Caves ...

  • 4 week itinery china
    beijing 5 days Pingyao 1 days Xian 2 days Chengdu 2 days Lhasa 4 days guilin/yangshuo 4 days shanghai 2 days Suzhou 2 days Hangzhou 1-2 days Zhouzhuang/Tongli 1 day Hongkong 4 days ...

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Pingyao Yide Hotel
82 %

Pingyao Yide Hotel

#16 Shaxiang Street, Pingyao, Shanxi Province, Chi (Map) - Hotel
We arrived in Pingyao on the early train and were met at the train station by a very friendly man and taken to the hotel.
Pingyao Harmony Backpacker Guesthouse
79 %

Pingyao Harmony Backpacker Guesthouse

No.165 Nan Da Jie Street (Map) - Hostel
A wonderful place to stay, excellent management, but bed linen and towels are torn and threadbare and need to be replaced. However we would definitely use Harmony again.
Yamen Hostel
78 %

Yamen Hostel

69 Yamen Street (Map) - Hostel
One of the best hostels I ever stayed, smack in the center, atmospheric building, very fast free internet, excellent value.
Zhengjia International Youth Hostel
77 %

Zhengjia International Youth Hostel

No.68 Yamen Street, PingYao (Map) - Hostel
Staff were very friendly, helpful and hotel was beautiful to stay in!! Location is great, free pickup and drop off to train station, and I missed my train, so they were very helpful in picking me up
Tian Yuan Kui Hotel
77 %

Tian Yuan Kui Hotel

73 Ming Qing Street Shanxi (Map) - Hotel
DeJuYuan Guesthouse

DeJuYuan Guesthouse

NO.43 West Street (Map) - Guesthouse