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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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  • Its just a big wall that is getting renovated for the most parts. So you couldnt walk/bike a round on it. Beside that you need to have the 3day pingyao ticket of 130 yuan to get up there. As I do not ...  more »
  • The encircled wall which resembles a shape of tortoise, is 4 miles/6 kilometers long, 40 ft/12 meters tall; the top varies from 10 to 20 ft/3 to 6 meters wide. The wall is built with bricks and stones...  more »
  • It's a delicious ballad to do. From the top of the ramparts you discover the old centre and shops busy and on the other side the city nouvelle.levez your eyes and watch the kites balet... A good nice moment.allez there you won't will be disappointed.
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