Li Ze Yuan International Hotel

No.140 Shun Cheng Road, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

Ping Yao...first financial centre

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... is famed as being the town where the first bank in China was established. A merchant here provided the first cheques which allowed traders to avoid the dangerous task of moving money between towns. The bank buildings are intact 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 ...

Pingyao and the Children

A travel blog entry by christinakrawec


... br>
“How old are you?”


A little boy then asked something in Chinese, and I needed a translation: “How did you come here?”

Chen Yao, one of my friends from our group and a Beida student, answered that one for me because I definitely couldn’t get my point across to them in English.

The children ran around excitedly at hearing my responses, and I wished I could talk with ...

Time travel to ancient China

A travel blog entry by meilanni


... and introduced him to me. I asked, do you know each other? Noo we just met. And that is another funny side of Chinese communication. They talk to strangers as if they are friends. At least, that is how it looks to me, as if they know each other for longer time. So I met two other Chinese guys, Hou and Shuo, two students and house/classmates from Beijing, before I went to bed.

Next day, I got up, rented a bike, and cycled random around Pingyao and it was ...

Mysteries of old Pingyao

A travel blog entry by jamella


... him switch half way through and give me the window seat but who am I to speculate?!

We arrived in Pingyao early in the morning and walked into town to find our hostel. Pingyao is more like a movie set than a city, its complete set of ancient walls have kept what's inside it protected from everything that happened outside; even the 'Cultural Revolution' didn't completely destroy Pingyao as it seems to have done to so many other places. All of ...

We get to live in ancient China, for a weekend...

A travel blog entry by kateandjohn


... so we headed off to find it. It was called Dejuyuan Binguan. Our first impression wasn’t the best: they did have a beautiful courtyard but it only had one table already occupied by a large group of Laowei’s having beer, and the other tables were directly in the lobby area. We asked if they had another area for eating, and indeed they did, but it was an echo filled cavernous and cold hall adjacent to the lobby. We opted for a lobby table and bench set up and ordered. We ...

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