Xintai Hotel

No.84 East Road, Gutao Town, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by spencerwynn on Aug 01, 2014

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... you stop in at Pingyao for some retail therapy. There are plenty of fine handicrafts and very reasonable prices. Also, it is a unique and lively place with much to see and photograph.

While you are making your arrangements to visit Pingyao, I must plug the hotel run by Mr. Cheng (note, he does not speak English). He is a young man who is well connected in the community and a very useful resource. The hotel is the Hong Jintai. Phone: ...

Shanxi: Part Two

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Nov 03, 2013

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... in the past.

At the Confucian temple, an old Chinese man tried to talk to me, but I said, "wo bu shuo zhong wen (I don't speak Chinese)." My Chinese knowledge is still limited, but I am slowly improving.

After seeing the sites, Elieen, the two Laura, Victoria, and I got lunch.

Then we shopped around the town. I found playing cards with my favorite anime Bleach and Prince of Tennis! Each was fifteen yuan (less than three dollars)!

Ass means donkey

A travel blog entry by marrre on Aug 16, 2013

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... the wall is constructed from soil, paved by bricks and stone on the outer side, but mostly uncovered on the inner. The soil had an amazing fall angle, the slope being 4:1 or steeper still. What the Chinese have in technical prowess, they lack in linguistic, at least when it comes to translating menues. Or maybe they do it on purpose, for surely there can't, by pure chance, be so many dishes with names such as 'Mushroom rape', Mobil oil eggplant', 'Clear cooks the bull's penis', or my ...

Banks, chicken heads and the escort service

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 25, 2013

... highly, and had strict taboos for family: no gambling, no drinking, no opium, no prostitutes, no more than one wife.
The last generation of family was forced to leave when the government situation made it unsafe, and most furniture has been destroyed or lost. But the buildings were still extremely ornate and impresive. The compound has been turned into a county museum for all of Shanxi province. Some buildings house miniature replicas showing life and ...

Last day in Beijing and a hard seat to Pingyao

A travel blog entry by grainofsand on Sep 24, 2012

1 comment, 3 photos

After a morning of getting packed up and changing travellers cheques (a long drawn out process!) we headed off to the Subway to make our way to the Summer Palace. On arriving at the other end it was chucking it down and our waterproofs were an hour away by underground - oops! We are now the proud owners of a nice blue and yellow mac. Coat situation sorted we started at the North Palace Gate and made our way up to the Buddhist Temple of the Sea ...


This hotel, located on No.84 East Road, 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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