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Pingyao Attractions

  • Mingqing Street – Pingyao City Guide

    Mingqing Street

    The Mingqing Street in Pingyao Ancient Town stretches 750 meters (2460 ft.) in length with almost one hundred shops and local houses built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The traditional shops and houses are still well preserved. They were all built with bricks and stones completely using the s... Read more>>
  • Shuanglin Temple

    Shuanglin Temple

    Shuanglin Temple is located in Zhongdu Town (southwest to Pingyao County) in Shanxi Province. According to the oldest stone tablet, the Shuanglin Temple has a history of more than 1,400 years. Shuanglin Temple covers an area of 15,000 square meters. Facing to the south, the temple consists of Hall ... Read more>>
  • Pingyao

    Ancient City of Pingyao

    The Ancient City of Pingyao is well-preserved traditional counties as well as an outstanding example of a Han city of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The streets and storefronts still largely retain their historical appearance. Read more>>
  • Qiao Family Courtyard

    Qiao Family Courtyard

    The Qiao Family Courtyard was an old Chinese residential courtyard that thrived for over two centuries. It is greatly admired as a very special artistic treasure and is one of the ten best attractions in Shanxi Province. Read more>>
  • Chang Family Compound

    Chang Family Compound

    Chang Family Compound is a splendid group of constructions of northern folk houses in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and at the same time, it is the largest one in scale among so many compounds of Shanxi merchants. Read more>>
  • Wang Family Courtyard

    Wang Family Courtyard

    Wang Family Courtyard is a masterpiece of Chinese civil residence architecture of the Qing Dynasty. Covering a total area of 150,000 square meters, it is a luxurious residence built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family. Read more>>
  • Ancient City of Pingyao

    Pingyao Transportation

    Air Pingyao has no airport. The closest major city and by extension - airport, is Taiyuan. From Taiyuan it takes approximately two hours by train, bus, or even taxi, to Pingyao. Railway The train station in Pingyao is located about a 5-10 minute walk away from the West Gate of the Old Town. P... Read more>>
  • Ancient City of Pingyao

    Pingyao Overview

    Located in the central part of Shanxi province, Pingyao is a cultural city with a history of over 2,700 years. It lies about 715 km from Beijing and 80 km from the provincial capital, Taiyuan. During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was a financial center of China. It is now renowned for its well-preserve... Read more>>
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