Although Pingyao is only a tiny city in Shanxi Province, it is a famous tourist destination for being one of the best-preserved ancient cities in China. It is a good stopover on an itinerary that includes Beijing and Xi’an because it can easily be reached by overnight train from the two cities.
The main attractions of Pingyao are mainly in the ancient town, including some old mansions of local officials or merchants, old exchange shops, ancient streets featured with iconic grey houses and red lanterns, ancient city wall and temples. You can cover most of them within 2 days.
Going through the tour idea below will provide you with options for your visit and help you plan an ideal itinerary: