Tong Tai Mao Folk Hotel

No.63 Mingqing Street, Gutao Town, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

JIA XIAN TO PINGYAO

A travel blog entry by spencerwynn on Aug 01, 2014

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... amid the colourful fabrics, noise makers and bars. A man and woman, siblings and paper cutters themselves, run the shop are the children of a master paper cutter - their mother! I make arrangements to visit their mother tomorrow to interview and film her in the afternoon.

It has been a long day, the night is still fetid and it is a long walk back to the hotel.

If you come to China and find yourself in Shanxi, I ...

Shanxi: Part Two

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Nov 03, 2013

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... I had no idea how to express that they are Cantonese people from Vietnam. Oh well. I was proud of myself for holding a Chinese conversation finally!

Following the foot message, we got dinner.

Day Four (October 30th) (Wednesday)

For our activity for the day, we checked out three historical sites in Pingyao: the judicial court, Buddhist temple, and Confucian temple.

The judicial court was awesome, where we saw how the Chinese ...

Ass means donkey

A travel blog entry by marrre on Aug 16, 2013

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... A maze* of winding tunnels joins below the surface, in three levels, with occasional communication holes between the caves and the open air, with flood discharge facilities, stables for livestock, storage for grains, housing for soldiers and with lookout spots upon the valley walls, to spot approaching enemies. Back in Pingyao, we walked atop the city wall, covering half its circumference before being cut off by reconstruction work. From the view of a civil engineer, it is ...

Banks, chicken heads and the escort service

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 25, 2013

... of a business family. Back then, businessmen were the lowest class, so this compound was built by the family in an attempt to gain more respect in the eyes of their neighbors. The guuide told us a proverb: a poor family will not stay poor for more than five generations, while a rich family will not stay rich for more than three. The success of this particular family through seven generations is attributed to the fact that they valued respect for elders and ...

Stop 3

A travel blog entry by craig_hutch on Aug 09, 2012

... I'm goIng to leave thIs topIc for comIng home but look at my places I vIsIted to get an InsIght.

Day 3 StupId me brought some ScottIsh notes whIch Is bad enough tryIng to spend them In bloody England never mInd ChIna. So that day was a lazy day spendIng a whole of 6yuan(60p), cheapest day I have ever had. We had are tIckets booked for the nIght bus at half 6 whIch wIll be a ...

Location

This hotel, located on No.63 Mingqing Street, Gutao Town, Pingyao, is near Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan), City Wall of Pingyao, Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), and Temple of the City God.
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