Plan your Pingyao Tour? Located in central Shanxi Province, about 100 km south of Taiyuan, Pingyao is a tiny ancient city built in the Western Zhou Dynasty. It boasts a history of over 2,700 years. There is no charming landscape. No green mountain or clear water. What is unique in Pingyao is the well-preserved ancient city with its grand, solemn city wall, and its residence.
Pingyao Ancient City Wall
Ancient City Wall is one of “Three Treasures” of Pingyap, the other two being Zhenguo Temple and Shuanglin Temple. This city wall enjoys the longest history compared with the others across China and remains almost intact. The walls measure about 12 meters high, with a perimeter of 6,000 meters. A 4-meter wide, 4-meter deep moat can be found just outside the walls.
The Pingyao City Wall has an exquisite structure and intensive design and construction. It shows the wisdom of ancient labor men. The City Wall is an indispensable part in the world heritage of Pingyao ancient town.
Ticket Price: the joint tickets of 120Yuan per person covering the admission fee for 20 attractions such as the ancient street.
Rishengchang Draft Bank
Located in the west street within the ancient city of Pingyao, Rishengchang covers an area of 1,700 square meters. The economical use of land and deliberate structure show us exquisite design. After being greatly rebuilt in 1995, “Rishengchang” has been renamed “the museum of Chinese `piaohao`”, here we can see the complete managing business of Rishengchang, lots of valuable materials and material objects.
In addition, there are lots of history material showing us something about Pingyao piaohao, Shanxi piaohao and Chinese piaohao. In a word, we can feel the up and down of Chinese piaohao in “Rishengchang”.
Qiao’s Courtyard displays the special characteristics of North China residences of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). It occupied 8,724.8 square meters of land, consisting of 6 large yards and 20 small yards with 313 houses in total.
Location: Xichang Street, Qixian, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
Ticket Price: 40Yuan
There are a hundred plus compounds and a thousand rooms in antique flavor. The Grand Courtyard of the Wang’s is a cultural heritage site of China’s outstanding traditional architecture and an art treasure of folk house
Ticket Price: 66Yuan
08:00-18:00 (Winter) Chang’s Courtyard
Ticket Price: 60Yuan
Opening Time: 08:00-18:00 The Ming-Qing Street
In the granite thresholds of each decent house, two lines of deep traits left by the running-over carriages can still be found, which provides evidence of the former bustle of business and also the pride held for them in the old days. However, many shops have been rebuilt to be used as museums or restaurants now.
Ticket Price: the joint ticket of 120Yuan covering 20 attractions such as Ming-Qing Street.
It is a famous historic and cultural county in China. With a whole area of 15 thousand square meters (3.7 acres), the whole structure of the temple is very strict and imposing. Since it was opened to the public in 1979, Shuanglin Temple has attracted increasing numbers of visitors.
Ticket Price: 25Yuan
Opening Time: 08:00-19:00
Ticket Price: 20Yuan
08:00-17:00 (Nov.-Mar.) If you have any questions, just drop a line.