Tian Yuan Kui Hostel

No.73 Mingqing Street, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Hostel
Prices starting from $40.00

Travel Blogs from Pingyao

The Cradle of Red China

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... blocks being cut into the cliffs. The original housing along the cliffs are 'cave' dwellings. The oldest are indeed caves in the cliffs with archway doors but the more recent constructions are freestanding but retain a similar architecture. The arches are in groups according to family requirements with three arches being the most popular but some have many more where workshops or animal enclosures are required. ...

Naked women, a minivan scandal and a bad haircut

A travel blog entry by iolair


You might have seen the film Raise the Red Lantern. The cool traditional buildings it was filmed in are near a little place in Shanxi province called Pingyao. Pingyao is famous for its well preserved old city. It is also famous for its wall. Impressive fortifications are, as noted elsewhere, more than reason enough for me to go just about anywhere. Unfortunately, to get there, you most likely need to travel though Taiyuan. A place I am not anxious to go back to and the place where this ...

Court Yards N Tunnels N Across The Bridge Noodles

A travel blog entry by eddakath

This is a top pick!

... Bao, Chongning Bao, etc. Altogether there are 231 courtyards and 2,078 houses. East Courtyard, informally called Gaojia Ya, was built during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing (1796-1820) of the Qing Dynasty. It was open to the public as the Art Hall of Chinese Residences on August 18th, 1997. The complexity of the structures will make you feel like you are moving through a labyrinth. It is ...

Been a little while...

A travel blog entry by greghinch

... though they are all different, the similarities make them all start to blend together. I'm going to try and hold off on seeing too many more temples until I get to Tibet. Summer Palace, on the other hand, was a great experience. It's located in the northwest corner of Beijing, and was used as an escape from the Forbidden City by emperors in the hot summer months. The front is a large palace on a hill, and then behind it is a massive lake with ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTian Yuan Kui Hostel Pingyao

    Reviewed by jamella

    Great place

    Reviewed Jul 20, 2012
    by (8 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Lovely little hotel in a great location, friendly and helpful staff, smart rooms and good food. Would stay again!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Tian Yuan Kui Hostel Pingyao

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding