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City Wall of Pingyao

Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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“nice walk” (8 reviews)
“south gate” (14 reviews)
“entire length” (3 reviews)
Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pingyao Ancient City Wall goes around the entire city -- and is in excellent condition. I recommend a stroll at sunset. The light falling over the rooftops is beautiful.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a fan of Chinese history, it is a joy to walk the city wall of pingyao. Restored during the Ming period, it is well preserved. You also get to see Pingyao Old Town from the top. I personally think that the best views are...More

Thank Jwpgoh
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is smaller than Xian City Wall but more original. Xian's wall was renovated, wider, and larger. Where Pingyao Wall is more petite and cozy. No need to walk around it once, take a small stroll on a subset of the wall should be sufficient.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The old city wall is completely restored and you can walk or run (as I did) the 6 km on top of the wall. There are nice views on the old city.

Thank Haelen
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Chinese guides be throughout the city with microphones explaining to their groups, to a very high volume, they bother much to the rest of the visitors without respecting the other tourists and same fellow. Through the South Tower will reach one of the entrances...More

Thank ref99fer
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The city wall is intact around this bustling city. It is accessible and good and easy to walk around. There are lots of signs telling you about the wall, gates etc so you can learn as much as you wish. It is a different way...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a nice walk if you have the time. I just went up and down the wall. You have a nice view of the roofs of the houses around. Nice escape from the tourist horde if you need it.

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Though the view from the walls might be quite nice, specially if the weather is good, there is one bad thing about the walls: you can only climb up on 2 points, though you can exit on several. This means that you have to go...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The wall surrounds the old town. It's only faced on the one side with the reverse side of packed earth exposed to the elements. Not as big as Xian city wall nor as high.

Thank ForeverBlue40
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Unfortunately we had a ready walked the Xian City Wall just days before walking the Pingyao wall. So, we weren't as impressed as we might have been if we hadn't. Saying that, it was lovely to escape the crazy busy town for a while and...More

Thank kersti T
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