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.
From the Pingyao Travel Guide
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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
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
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
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 ...
Wung family court yard and underground castle
Got in to pingyao early and was collected at the station by the hostel owner, so much easier then trying to catch a bus. Checked in and showered and had time for breaky at the hostel before going ...
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