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Ancient City Wall

The city wall is one of three masterpieces in Pingyao ancient city. The city was built in the Ming dynasty. It is 6.4 kilometers surrounding the ancient city. This city is biggest and best preserved city wall in Shanxi Province.

The wall was renovated in the Ming and Qing dynasties several times, while the style was not changed.
The city wall is square shape with 12 meters height and 3-4 meters wide on the top of the wall. This a wall made of bricks. There are many watchtowers and battlements. Outside the wall, you can see the 4-meter wide, 4-meter deep moat surrounding the city wall.
There are 6 gates on the city wall. It is said that Pingyao City was designed according to Chinese Fengshui and the shape of the city wall should be looked like a turtle, so the gates are the head, tail, and four legs of the turtle.
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Ancient City Wall - Pingyao

The history of the city wall is more than 600 years. It is still standing here to tell the story of how it helped and protected the local people.

Pingyao Ancient City Tourist Site :
- Ancient Ming and Qing Streets
- Pingyao County Office
- Rishengchang Draft Bank
- Shuanglin Temple
- Temple of the City God
- Zhenguo Temple
- Ancient City Wall
 
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Main street - Pingyao
Pingyao Tour From Beijing
- Datong, Pingyao, Taiyuan Tour from Beijing  ( 5 days China Tour)  

- Day 1. Beijing – Taiyuan/ Pingyao
Pickup and transfer to the airport for the flight to Tianyuan.
Pick you up at the airport in Taiyuan, see the Jinci Temple, drive to Pingyao, check-in to the hotel in Pingyao.
- Day 2. Pingyao
One day tour in Piangyao ancient city includes the Ming - Qing Street, Ri Sheng Chang Financial House, Chenghuang Temple and the Tongxinggong ancient bank bodyguard establishment, Wong's Courtyard. (Breakfast, Lunch)
- Day 3. Pingyao – Datong
Be picked up from your hotel in Pingyao.
Visit the Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wood Pagoda on the way to Datong.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Day 4. Datong
Full day tour of the Yungang Grotto, Nine Dragon Wall and Shang Huayan Temple or Shanhua Temple.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Day 5. Datong – Beijing
Transfer to the airport to connect the morning flight to Beijing.
Beijing transfer from the airport to the hotel.  (Breakfast)
 

 - Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Taiyuan  ( 9 days China Tour )  
- Pingyao Tour From Shanghai 
               Shanghai, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing  ( 9 days China Tour )
 
- Pingyao Tour From Datong
                                 Datong - Taiyuan - Pingyao Trip       ( 4 days Trip )
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