Pingyao ancient town is stepping into its 28th centennial, though small in size, it is quite a big name as the best-preserved ancient town in China. Aged city walls, gate tower, exchange shop which gave birth to China's modern bank/trade industry, Chinese security company, merchant's compound and a variety of folk buildings are all yours here. If say Xi'an belongs to a royal family, dignified and inviolable; then Pingyao is more from grassroots, lively and common touch, same history, different outcomes. Want to figure out how our great-great-great-grandfathers live, take a Pingyao tour to get your answer.
Travel Ideas about Pingyao
Walk around the town is a good opportunity to harvest interesting experience. Don't forget to choose a mansion-turned hotel for youself; just for the record, embraced by the exquisiteness that survives centuries while enjoys the modern comfort can be addicting, be careful. Make sure you have at least 2 days for your Pingyao itinerary.
1 or 2 more days for culture and architecture
Pingyao is the very place if history, culture or architecture is your thing. Since we get here, why not 1-2 more days looking around in Shanxi province. Soothing and graceful Buddhism legacy shines quietly at Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple, believe or not, they just stay in your memory more than you think they can.
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