Pingyao is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Pingyao one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Pingyao is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Pingyao or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Pingyao. Explore the historical monuments of Pingyao with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Pingyao guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Pingyao page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Pingyao landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Pingyao.
#1 of 4 Historical Places in Pingyao | Added 1061 times in trip plans
Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
08:00 am - 07:30 pm
The City Wall of Pingyao was built in 827 B.C. to prevent the Pingyao city from any invasion. Since then, the wall has gone through repairs and renovations about 26 times and stands now in an excellent condition. The wall is 12 meters high and 3-6 meters wide on top, and runs for a total length for around 6 kilometres. Built with rammed earth insid...
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Ming and Qing Dynasties Street, South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
08:00 am - 11:30 pm
Ming Qing Street, located on the South Street of Pingyao Old Town, was founded in the year of 1856 and started running its business in the year 1913. It is also known as the Wall Street of China, which focused on the trade and national finance for decades since Ming Dynasty. The Ming Qing Street is famous for its architecture and the antique shops....
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No. 33 East Main Street, Qi County 030900, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Qu Family Compound was built during the Qing Dynasty and covers an area of 5300 square meters (which surprisingly, is not even half of the Qu Family’s property). The compound has several layers and as you enter you will find that each layer becomes wider and the entrance gate much bigger than the previous one, which is because the Qu Family t...
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Zhangbi Village, Longfeng town, 10 kilometers southeast to downtown Jiexiu City, Shanxi Province
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Zhang Bi old Castle was constructed during the Qing and Ming Dynasties and has preserved the history and culture of the place over the period. The Castle is a great place for academic research and tourism as it provides a lot of information about the different dynasties. It is situated at 1040 meters above the sea level and has an underground t...