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City Wall of Pingyao, Pingyao County

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Pingyao County attractions like City Wall of Pingyao can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You can access the wall from the south or west entrance. I walked up the south side to the west and walked down into the Confucius Temple. It gives you a good view of the city and a must do while you ...  more »
  • This was about our third 'city wall' experience, so we were beginning to get a deja vue experience - however, this one was quite photogenic as you looked out across the old rooftops of Pingyao. Worth ...  more »
  • When visiting the ancient city of Pingyao, then walking on the ancient city wall is a must. You can walk around the entire ancient city and experience the ancient city in another way. The perspective ...  more »
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  • Well preserved.
  • Spectacular stop obligads if you want to know a traditional place.
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  • Opening hours are too short. Don't open in the evening.
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