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
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
Hong Kong to Beijing on a shoestring January 07
) -- Yangshuo (via Guangzhou, 3 days) -- Shanghai (via Guilin, 2.5 days) -- Xi'an (1.5 days) -- Pingyao (1 day ...
Hi, We hope to go from Beijing to Datong, Pingyao, Xian, then Chengdu, Mt Ermei, Chongqing,Yangtze cruise, Yichang, Shanghai. We think we will need guide to help us book train tickets. ...