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City Wall of Pingyao, Pingyao County

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • For me the most authentic piece of architecture in Pingyao. Where in the alleys of the old town, the shop owners is each other fighting with neon and noise, the city wall has been adopted, after all, not entirely of tourist kitsch. You can make photos clear, right at the entrance. The more gear with great views of the city and the renovation process of the wall and the city's but much nicer. We have gone half of the wall to the North Gate - a heavenly quiet walk. Directly to the wall around the "new" Pingyao begins. A very interesting contrast!
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  • We couldn't walk around the entire wall as one of the sections was closed for repairs. However, we did walk along three quarters of it and it was worth the effort. Later afternoon is best, when the su...  read more »
  • I'm used to seeing city wall remnants in Europe, and this is a city wall in the ancient Chinese style. 
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