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City Wall of Pingyao

Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
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“nice walk” (8 reviews)
“south gate” (14 reviews)
“entire length” (3 reviews)
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Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 10 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 27 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
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

You can walk all around the city walls - about 6km. With a guide you can understand the intricacies of how the walls and gates were designed to maximise defence. You can also get an idea of how the city was designed and gain an...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The wall is about 6 km around and it takes time to walk the whole way! Be sure to be in time! Around 5 pm is the best way to start from the South and walk towards west so that you will have a beautiful...More

Thank Christina S
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