City Wall of Pingyao, Pingyao County

Marvel at the engineering, history, and scale of City Wall of Pingyao, one of the best preserved structures of its kind in the country, and part of a wider UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to 1370, the wall remains remarkably well intact, with six grand barbican gates and four main towers at its ends. The wall also features 72 watchtowers and more than 3,000 battlements, with those two numbers said to represent the 72 people of great wisdom in contemporary belief, and the 3,000 disciples of Confucius. With a total length of 6 km (4 mi), a height of 12 m (40 ft), and between 3 and 6 m (10-20 ft) wide, the impressively engineered structure acts as a powerful emblem of the city and its history. Use our Pingyao County travel itinerary planner to visit City Wall of Pingyao on your trip to Pingyao County, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is a hostel with a very typical architecture. They sent us a taxi to find us to the train station. It is easy to connect with what you should see in Pingyao. The people who care handle a level of English that helps solve problems. My husband was very complicated for a cold and they accompanied us to the Medical Center, spoke with the doctor (china) and helped us at all. The breakfast is nice and the rooms are comfortable. It is good quality price.
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  • The Pingyao Ancient City Wall goes around the entire city -- and is in excellent condition. I recommend a stroll at sunset. The light falling over the rooftops is beautiful.  more »
  • Being a fan of Chinese history, it is a joy to walk the city wall of pingyao. Restored during the Ming period, it is well preserved. You also get to see Pingyao Old Town from the top. I personally thi...  more »
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  • Spectacular history. So much to see here. Allow at least one whole day to see this ancient city, that is so well preserved. The tourist facilities within the city walls are organized very well and in a way that blends in with the city. This is a very unique window into history.
  • Pingyao is a beautiful ancient city, really worth the visit. A great way to view the city is from the city wall. You can walk all around the old city.
  • Good place to understand local business history
  • Monumental walls. Definitely worth visiting
  • Unique experience, well preserved
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