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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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  • The old city feel. Beautiful buildings. Clean and. recommended for tourists. Kind of visitsr
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  • It's just over 6km around the wall and worth a stroll. The eastern section seemed to be closed off when I visited, so maybe go up at the South Gate and walk round the western half to the North Gate. T...  more »
  • For safety reasons and because work is being done on the wall you can't walk the wall in it's entire length. It is split in different compartments that you can walk. Actually I was hesitating to disob...  more »