Xinghelong Hotel

No.195 Shuncheng Road, Pingyao, Shanxi, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

The Cradle of Red China

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... with the crops and provide a colourful interlude by the road. There is corn, cabbages, onions, melons but no rice or wheat. Each little side valley is filled with crops. There are occasional glimpses of goats and sheep corralled on small ledges. Melons tumble down the sides of the terraces. We are heading for Lijiashan, a 550 year old village hugging a hillside set back from the Yellow River. There are 100's of cave ...

Health and safety

A travel blog entry by jonnyanddonna


... t they stop at red lights?'. Soon it moved to 'have you seen how many people are travelling on that moped? That can't be safe'. It wasn't long before I was commenting on the positioning of ladders. What kind of lunatic would place the base of a very long ladder in a road full of unpredictable drivers and then climb without anyone to guard?

Since we've arrived in China I'm committing more time to my observations. By far the most ...

Little walled city

A travel blog entry by liamandsam


... outside a ceramic flute business, and boy they were marketing those flutes day and night - with a microphone (yes, they had a generator) they also liked to compete in noise level with the karaoke place across the road - made for a not so awesome lullaby. 3. Heat, Pingyao was hot. Normally you can combat heat with escaping into your air con hotel - but when we had power it didn't work and being a top story place it was sweltering, night and day. A good old fan ...

What do you expect.

A travel blog entry by oddfellow


... governed by a fairly intolerant regime that is completely opposed to the western way of life. I spoke to young Chinese guy about this and he explained it to me like this. " imagine if you take an egg and break it into the Indian Ocean and then call it egg soup", in other words it's like their society have a socialist government by name only, over ruling a consumerist society and then for their own purposes call it communism, it may be that, but its a very diluted version".


A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

... that if someone is offering you incense sticks there will be some kind of offering expected in return, so we hotfooted it away as fast as we could.

Pingyao is very proud of its regional specialities, which include roast donkey. We didn't try that, but we did try many things. Every restaurant has pictures of the dishes, with an English translation of the dish names. Some of these are not very enlightening, as they are called things like "Pulling rotten ...

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