On a visit to Pingyao you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Pingyao. These places are what Pingyao is all about. These must see places in Pingyao will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100, China
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Shuanglin Temple is a large Buddhist temple, located in the Qiaotou village in the Shanxi province. It is one of the most important cultural monuments of Pingyao and is reputed to be the ‘Ancient painted sculptures museum’. Built in the 6th century, the temple currently houses over 2,000 clay sculptures depicting the incredible skil...
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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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Qiaojiabao Village, Dongguan Town, Pingyao County 030901, China
08:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Qiao Family compound is located in the central part of the Qiao town in Shanxi province. Spread over an area of over two acres, the compound is huge and castle-like. It served as Qiao Zhiyong’s (The Qiao family third-generation commercial tycoon’s) former residence. The compound consists of 6 main courtyards and 20 smaller courtyard...
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Jingsheng Village, Lingshi County, Shanxi Province, China
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is a luxurious residential site, built in the 18th century. It is 35 kilometres from Pingyao. What was once the residence of the Wang family in the past is now a museum of architectural art. The compound is huge. It covers an area of 150,000 square metres. It is like a complete village in itself- an old township on display to explain how the l...
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Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000,China
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 worshipe...
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67 Chenghuangmiao St, Pingyao, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Pingyao Confucian Temple, located in the Ancient city of Pingyao of Shanxi province, was built in the Zhenguan era of the Tang dynasty. This temple has one of the longest histories among all the currently existing Confucian temples in China. The original temple was not built as a memorial temple, but rather served as a family temple of Confuciu...
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No.86, South Street, Pingyao, China
08:00 am - 11:59 pm
This is a village-themed pub. It is located on the Pingyao bar street. Young people can be seen working on their laptops as they sip cappuccinos. They call it the Starbucks of China. You will also meet fellow tourists, mostly westerners who come here because of the variety of food and beer that is served. Both the food and the music here, have a gl...
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Chenghuang Temple Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Temple of the City God, also known as the Cheng Huang Temple amongst the locals, is one of the most well preserved temples in the country. Spread over an area of 7,302 square meters, the temple is built facing the south. The temple exhibits exquisite woodcarvings, stone sculptures and mural paintings. It is believed that the Hall of City God se...