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Travel Blogs from Pingyao
... the Li Mountain. There were 600 families living here but now there are just 45. We are staying in a large property which looks as though it may have been an inn. There are 11 arch rooms on 3 sides of a courtyard with kitchen buildings on the 4th. The rooms have the traditional Kang Stove beds...which can have a fire lit under them in cold weather. Up to 6 people can sleep in these large family style beds. Our room has two ...
... How is this fair?? A shuttle bus took us part way up the mountain and we were then to continue to hike the remaining part ourselves. It was a good four hour hike passing through beautiful archways, viewpoints and historical landmarks. Although it was expensive, the views were truly beautiful and it's something I recommend you do if you visit China. I don't recommend running up the steps when you think your nearly at the top though as you are not!, and there are ...
... sweeping the streets with twig brooms.
The old town of Pingyao is enclosed by classic looking Chinese walls and the streets feel like you are stepping back in time! It's the classic China you imagine from pictures.. oriental roof tops, red lanterns and amazingly decorated doorways.
All we did there was pretty much just walk and walk all around the streets soaking it all in.. At night the ...
... Lonely Planet (the first being the
already visited city tower). We made our way to the city wall and bought our
pass for 120 yuan. This pass is good for 3 days and gets us into 18 historical
buildings throughout the city. We walked along bout a fourth of the wall, which
allowed us to gaze down into the side streets where the 45,000 residents within
the city wall reside. We then went into several museums along the main road,
which were accessible thanks to ...
... was very little available and what they had was expensive.
We picked to stay at the cheapest hostel in Pingyao and we have to say it was one of the more unusual places we've stayed. The rooms are set amongst 3 stunning courtyards and we were in number 3 whilst the bathrooms in number 1. Let's say needing a wee at 2am when it's -12 outside isn't the one. But apart from the midnight run for the loo we really enjoyed staying in this authentic traditional chinese ...