Yunjincheng Minsu Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao
... was the usual array of tat stalls throughout the town and the usual ticketed sights to visit, accompanied by the compulsory vendors and taxi pests but less so than Beijing, one thing that's very evident in Pingyao is the total absence of any english whatsoever which I felt was quite good as you really had to try that bit harder to understand and communicate with people. I also wandered out of the old ...
... behaved. I couldn't care less about most of this, except the vast amount of dog **** makes walking a bit of an extreme sport. I wear Vibram Five-fingers shoes whenever I can - you can really feel the ground beneath you feet. Normally a good feeling, not so much when you feel the ground squishing between your toes. I don't remember if I arrived on a weekend or something, but the street cleaning kicked into action and this was only a problem on the ...
... thigh high railing being the only thing that stopped you from plummeting to the valley below. Lots of great views and fairly calm until the last crush to exit which included a precarious staircase that everyone wanted to use at exactly the same time. Walked around for a bit then had some lunch on these little stools in the car park. It was a mystery lunch that turned out really good. Some soup with noodles, hot sauce and these things that we think are dehydrated broad beans that add ...
... and the Chinese using US$ is a conspiracy and complete ****. We have wasted so much time and money fannying about changing money as i only brought a small amount of Chinese RMB with me. ******* muppets!
Spent the little remainder of the useful part of the day soaking in the atmosphere of the ancient city and stopped to have tea in a local tea shop. I have seen and played marjong previously but have never seen it played with ...
An early start saw us heading of for Pingyao in Shanxi Province and it turned out we needed to go early, as it took us about six hours to drive there. The roads were really good, most of it travelled on dual lane highways.
Pingyao is an ancient walled city and unlike Xi'an still has most of the buildings there.It was a commercial center in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The first draft bank was set up there in 1823 and many more followed. We were ...