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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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  • This was a highlight of our visit to Pingyao. We timed our visit to coincide with the sunset and walked from the North Gate around to the West Gate. You couldn't walk east when we were there. You get ...  more »
  • Excellent structure. Super original and maintained. You can just see reconstructed sectors. But it has many parts 100% original. Worth walking over the 6 km if one wants and very good panoramic photograph of the ancient city.
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  • No means a visit to the city tour and enjoy the wall that reminds us of the dynasty that built it leaving a unique legacy
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