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Zhangbi Ancient Castle

Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000, China
+86 400 116 1600
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Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000, China
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"an english speaking guide"
in 2 reviews
"family compound"
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"defense"
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"tunnel"
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"offensive"
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"site"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zhangbi Ancient Fortress in our opinion is not a "must see" all on its own, nor visited for the Castle or the Temples, although do that, but seen for the unique Fortress Tunnels. Walk the tunnels, have a phone light or other available, and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

In Pingyao every one is eager to drive you to Zhangbi. We went there by car and booked a English tour guide for the tunnel. It would be recommend to have a guide, its not killing you will too may information, but without it would...More

Thank Mario12345
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The ancient tunnel inside of the Zhangbi Castle was quite fascinating. It's quite long and you need to walk about 20-30 minutes from beginning to the end. Bring a long sleeve as the tunnel can be "cooler" as it's underground. The path is can be...More

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The castle, village and tunnels are a fascinating example of early Chinese building and design. We had an English speaking guide who was great at explaining the site and some of the ancient, and more recent history of the area. Traveling from Pingyao by car,...More

Thank froggnet
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It's a nice castle with an interesting defense system based on tunnels!! I recommend to go for the tickets and pay for the English guide.... There are quite a few tunnels and it's interesting not get lost there. We went on a minivan rented from...More

Thank Mar D
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

very good to go with Mianshan tour very weird tunnel under the village at spring not to many people 20 minutes from Mianshan and about 45 minute drive from Pingyao

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This attraction on a mountaintop village was easily the most contrived tourist trap I encountered in China ( and there are a few to choose from ). There is no mystery to me about the origins of the "restored" tunnels. The think tank back at...More

Thank bransom_13
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Like a lot of other Chinese places, information in a museum or cultural places are seldom explained in English and if, in a poor English. Zhangbi cun (village Zhangbi) didn't have information at all. So we took a tour guide for 60 yuan and it...More

Thank Bubble1628
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

You could easily include Zhangbi on a daytrip to nearby attractions from nearby Pingyao ... the large city gate and the Daoist temple are a truely beautiful ensemble. The other (residential) buildings in the village - some in the local Yaodong style, some in the...More

Thank RETING
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Zhangbi Ancient Fortress was founded about 1600 years ago. It was a military fortress that was strategically situated with difficul access and a 5-layer defense system made up of high walls, complex streets and a 1000-metre underground tunnel. The most interesting thing is that the...More

Thank Ginis23
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