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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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  • Beijing to Lhasa
    hi, i did this trip last october and it is quite amazing, i went from Chengdu to Lhasa as i stopped off en route from Beijing in Xian and Pingyao... i would say take plenty of reading material as its a very long journey and take plenty of snacks with you too, they provide a big flask of boiling ...

  • China in 3 weeks - Beijing to Hong Kong
    over 21 days you can do much more! perhaps take a bus to pingyao from beijing, a really beautifully preserved 'ancient' town. then take a bus to xian, stay a couple of days. Then take a train to shanghai. Maybe spend some time in hangzhou or suzhou which is a common thing to do. Nanjing is also ...

  • Asking for some help Peking to Chengdu and provably Tibet
    From Beijing, move on to Datong-Pingyao-Xi'an-Chengdu-Tibet. From Chengdu (after Tibet), you can head to Chongqing to start a 3 Gorges cruise if you're interested in seeing the Yangtze River and the big dam. The cruise ends at Yichang (or rather, most travellers get off there, since the cruise after ...

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