Free Heart Hotel

Address: No.167 South Main Street, Pingyao, Shanxi, 31100, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

Ancient China is alive and well

A travel blog entry by roadthesilk on Oct 06, 2015

44 photos

Arriving bleary eyed off the sleeper train from Datong we were convinced by a fierce little old lady that she and her box with wheels (sort of tuk-tuk, but fundamentally a box with wheels) could easily and quickly take us to our hostel. Ten minutes later we were still bouncing down the streets of the old city as she asked locals for directions. Eventually, in the Chinese way, her hard efforts paid off and we arrived at our beautiful hostel set in ...

An Authentic Experience in Ancient Pingyao

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Apr 07, 2015

31 photos

... were used to, we still had a bit of a chuckle when we opened the door to our room and saw the inside. During our visit to the Hanging Temple Mary had pointed out a traditional bed in one of the rooms and said casually that our bed at our next hotel might be like that, and we really didn’t think anything of it. However we knew what she meant when we saw our bed for the next two nights. Nearly as big as, or even a little bigger than a California King, our bed took up most ...

September 10 - City Wall and AncIent Buildings

A travel blog entry by davidmuir on Sep 10, 2014

11 photos

... the city streets and its rooftops. Lunch was at one of the local eateries - the big hit being the caramelised apple pieces. Unusual was the buckwheat pasta in a vegetable sauce. The hotel was once a merchant bank and has been in the family for five generations going through a few variations of usage. It is therefore very old and we are really glad we have had the opportunity to stay here. Most of the buildings are constructed of solid blackened ...

Ping Yao...first financial centre

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant on Jul 02, 2014

26 photos

... and provided an insight to the early commercial dealings in China.

Pingyao also had a number of bodyguard agencies which provided protection to merchants moving goods between towns, an early version of Securicor. Interesting to see the relics and the training grounds for the men.

The Confucian Temple was ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore on May 18, 2014

3 comments, 40 photos

... Wo bu dong seemed to work to get them to leave us alone. The tourist day had also bought a small circus in to the city, a 'small' circus with three lions and a tiger in a tiny trailer. I could not bring myself to go over to them as it saddened me so much and I'm not sure I would be able to cope with the tourists photographing their misfortune. This is the first sign of animal cruelty I have witnessed in China, but I know it happens a lot more, as I mentioned ...