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Pingyao

Pingyao is an ancient county in central Shanxi Province. It was once a financial center of China, and was the birthplace of the famous Jin Businessmen. Most visitors come to Pingyao County for exploring Pingyao Ancient City which reflects Pingyao's shiny history. Find a Pingyao tour here.

Location and topography of Pingyao

Pingyao County lies on the eastern banks of the Fen River and in the southwestern edge of the Taiyuan Basin. It is about 60 miles (100 km) away from the provincial capital city Taiyuan.

Climate in Pingyao

Pingyao belongs to the temperate continental monsoon semi-arid climate with an annual average temperature of about 50ºF (10ºC). The temperature here varies a lot between day and night. Autumn is the best season to visit Pingyao as the weather turns cool.

Transportation in Pingyao

By Train

Pingyao Railway Station is not far away outside the West Gate of Pingyao Old Town. It is available for your trip to and from: Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing and Taiyuan.

By Bus

Pingyao Long-distance Bus Station is located not far from Pingyao Railway Station. It mainly runs buses to Taiyuan City and the counties around Pingyao County.

Travel & Sightseeing in Pingyao

Without fascinating landscape, Pingyao is endowed with countless historical sites and cultural treasures. Pingyao Ancient City was added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO for its well-preserved antiquity. There are "Three Treasures" in Pingyao. The ancient wall of Pingyao is rated highest. It is the earliest and largest intact city wall in China. Apart from the Ancient City Wall, the other two treasure are Zhengguo Temple and Shuanglin Temple. The Zhengguo Temple is well-known for its building technique and the colorful sculptures of the Five Dynasties while the Shuanglin Temple is praised as "the ancient painted sculptures museum" which uncovers the art style of Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasty. Other hot historical attractions include Qiao's Compound, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Wang's Compound, Ancient Ming-Qing Street, and Temple of the City God.

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