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Well worth a look round with a guide. See the administrative buildings, the jail and the ghoulish exhibitions of restraint, torture and death. See the governor's residence and temples. The performance is a short and humorous reenactment of a trial before the governor- well worth...More
I am a sucker for looking at old prison conditions. This is only a small part of this attraction, but worth a look. I particularly enjoyed the display of torture tools they show you. Much of the rest is looking at offices, which is okay.
The complex is big and and it gives one a very good view of how the government ruled in ancient times. Everything is logical situated. I partically enjoyed the public bathrooms and the squares, where you can sit and relax a bit.
Quite a crowded attraction. In fact, we were going to visit early in the day, but the queue to get in was a bit too long so we waited until after lunch. It was well worth the wait. Extensive buildings including a prison (as well...More
This museum is good however you need a private guide to fully appreciate it, otherwise you will look at things and have absolutely no idea what they are or what they were used for as there are very few western translations.
With a guide you...More
Fairly interesting compound. Has your old court rooms and jail, complete with examples of gruesome sentences of punishment. Certainly different from your temple fare ... Best with a guide - to get the most out of what your seeing and how it all worked back...More
I would rate this as one of the top 3 things to see in Pingyao included in the 3 day ticket. I've been many places in China and haven't see something like this before. It's a huge complex where you can see things like the...More