Dianli Hotel

Address: Xiguan Street, Gutao Town, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

Pingyao, China's best preserved walled city

A travel blog entry by bogtrotter on Sep 28, 2014

70 photos

... Chinese architecture following the rules of fengshui. More than 300 sites in or near the city have ancient ruins. Preserved Ming- and Qing-style residences number close to 4,000. Pingyao had a burst of prosperity starting in the early 19th century when it became a national banking centre, originating the use of bills of exchange or cheques in China. By the early 20th century Pinyao fell into decline and seems to have survived as an intact ancient city mainly because it ...

China - Pingyao

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jul 13, 2014

1 comment, 88 photos

... on the country's territory. Well, Pingyao has a population of 500,000 which we find still quite a lot taking into account how many inhabitants some of the smaller towns in our own countries have. However, we just visited three biggest Chinese cities (Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing) which are said to have around 20 million (in case of Beijing it's apparently even more as local people talk about a number as high as 30 million!). Based on this experience anything under ...

Week 9

A travel blog entry by jackcondron on Oct 24, 2013

27 photos

... feeling of being had over is annoying regardless of the amount.

Eventually we parted ways and I was into China. I went through a couple of checks then saw my guide Ellen. After weeks of either guessing, drawing or hoping someone speaks some English it was great to have someone telling me exactly what I needed to do, why we were waiting and what some of the curious locals were asking. We were eventually allowed to move to the official customs hotel ...

One day in Pingyao-Ancient city of China

A travel blog entry by reinapaul on Aug 09, 2013

1 comment, 23 photos

... the smell of fried bakery. I gave their version of a cinnamon doughnut a try which I later learnt was only delicious when hot and fresh :)

Again (like most towns on China), the city centre is boarded by a city wall with the difference that by night these cobbled streets are lit with red lanterns. Our time here was mainly to unwind after our busy time in Xian and used the city as a pit stop on ...

A Happy tourist town

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 24, 2013

... and another 70,000 outside the walls. About 70% of the economy here is tourism. The guide explained that living conditions ar better outside of the town, and it's easier if you have a car, so most people whi owned homes within the walls have moved out and rrent their homes to shop owners. Most of the people living within the old city are cinnected to the tourism. All the schools are outside the city walls. I asked ...