Ancient City of Pingyao

Admission Fee Combo Ticket (valid for 3 days): CNY 125;
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).
Opening Hours Old City: All Day
Spots inside the city March to November: 8:00 – 18:00
December to next February: 8:00 – 17:30

1. If you just wander around inside the city and don’t enter the scenic spots, a ticket is not required.
2. The combo ticket is valid for three days, but visitors are allowed to visit each attraction only once during the ticket validity.
3. Attractions covered by the combo ticket.

The historical significance and cultural richness of Shanxi Province find their embodiment in the ancient city of Pingyao, which stands as a testament to centuries of Chinese civilization. Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty and extensively rebuilt in 1370, the Ancient City of Pingyao is revered as one of China’s premier examples of well-preserved ancient urban centers.

Nestled within the walls of Pingyao lies the soul of the city, characterized by its grand City Wall, traditional residences, former security guard companies, time-honored shops, and historic government offices. Unlike destinations known for their natural beauty, Pingyao’s allure lies in its authenticity and historical authenticity.

Designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1997, Pingyao stands alongside illustrious counterparts such as Lijiang Old Town, Huizhou Ancient City, and Langzhong Ancient City as one of the best-preserved old cities in China. Its inclusion on this prestigious list underscores its exceptional architectural and cultural significance, offering visitors a unique glimpse into China’s rich past.

Exploring the streets and alleys of Pingyao allows visitors to step back in time and experience the ambiance of ancient China. From the imposing City Wall to the intricate details of traditional residences, every corner of Pingyao exudes a sense of history and heritage.

As a cultural treasure cherished by both locals and visitors alike, Pingyao serves as a living testament to the enduring legacy of Chinese civilization, preserving its cultural heritage for generations to come.

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