Yongshengyuan Inn

Address: No.1 West Guojia Alley, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Resort
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

September 9 - Pearls, Palace, train to Pingyao

A travel blog entry by davidmuir on Sep 09, 2014

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... made from the soil from the lake). The whole area covers around 2.9sq kms. It has a long and colourful history, starting sometime in the 1100s in the Yuan Dynasty. It was expanded in the Qing Dynasty. In 1888 the Empress Dowager diverted 3 million taels of silver from the navy to reconstruct and expand the palace. Six years later was the first of the Sino-Japanese wars. China lost! We finished with a tour of a Buddhist Temple, the Lama Temple. This was built in1649 in the ...

Datong and Pingyao

A travel blog entry by selenaolson on Aug 07, 2014

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... knew for sure what was on offer. After writing all about how clean and surprisingly unpolluted China has been, Pingyao has changed all that. The roads have deteriorated and there are coal mines everywhere belching out black smoke and creating dense smog. Everything just seems dirtier, muddier, smellier and more chaotic. After a few days in Pingyao we caught the night train to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors and do the Mt Hua Shan plank walk which is tomorrow and not for the faint ...

Shanxi: Part Two

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Nov 03, 2013

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... ni de pengyou zhong guo ren ma (your Chinese friend)?" I quickly jumped in and said, "mei guo ren (American)." She asked about where my parents were from. I said, "Wo baba shi zhong guo ren (my dad is Chinese)." I goofed up to mention my mother and then the woman gasped, "ni de mama mei guo ren ma (your mom is American)?" I then said, "wo mama shi zhong guo ren (my mom is Chinese)."

The woman went off saying in Chinese that my parents move from China ...

Ass means donkey

A travel blog entry by marrre on Aug 16, 2013

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... chambers and prison. The horrific means by which they tortured back in the olden days (that is, up to the early 20:th century) were described. And with all punishments, be they prison, torture, isolation or public humiliation, the sentence could be lessened if the culprit had enough of coin. As such, the last of the three courtrooms was called the Corruption court. Her grandfather was an opera singer and her father and sister are both musicians, and so it makes sense that Claire has ...

Banks, chicken heads and the escort service

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 25, 2013

... and into Russian and India. We learned at the first bank museum that managers were trusted to run the everyday affairs, not the owner. Once a year all branch managers would gather together in Pingyao to report on their branches. They would sit for dinner in order from most profitable branch. If a plate of food was set before you with a chicken head facing you that meant you had been fired and should not return the next year. I joked that my father should ...