Pingyao Ancient Government Office, Pingyao
About Pingyao Ancient Government Office, Pingyao
Pingyao Ancient Government Office, Pingyao - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000,China
Ticket Price: 120 CNY
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
Added 915 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Family And Kids, Office
Try TripHobo to create your itinerary
Are you associated with this business? Get in touch
Pingyao Ancient Government office (also known as Gu Xianya) is a well-preserved structure that functioned as a government office and a court for civil disputes. Spread over an area of more than 26,000 square meters, the compound consists of an executive office, a tax office, a trial hall and a prison. It also has a hall dedicated to Buddha worshipers. The building is laid out in such an order that each new layer represents a higher level of importance until you reach the private area that served as the Judges residence, followed by a small garden to rest. It is an excellent site for people to discover what an ancient Chinese local government functioned like. Highlights and must sees include:
- The Daily shows re-enacting an old court trial on a civil dispute
- The Torture museum
Pingyao Ancient Government Office Information
- Check the show timings of the re-enacted court trial in advance.
- It is advised to visit the site with a local friend, as most of the communication happens in Mandarin here.
How To reach Pingyao Ancient Government Office by Public Transport
- Walk or hire a taxi.
- Ask a local for the bus details.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Pingyao before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Pingyao and book an accommodation of your choice.