Pingyao[ Related Itinerary ]

Pingyao is located in the east coast of Fenhe River, the southwestern tip of the Taiyuan Basin. Consists of 5 towns and 9 villages, covering an area of 1,260 square kilometers, with a history more than 2,700 years, Pingyao is a national historical and cultural city, which is regarded as the first ancient capital of China. On December 3rd, 1997, Pingyao was formally identified as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Well-preserved Ming and Qing ancient walls, streets, shops, residential areas and historical sites in Pingyao are unique and rare in China. Also as the birthplace of the Jin Businessmen, it played an important role in the economic development of Shanxi during ancient periods.

Pingyao Ancient City, Qiao Courtyard, Ming Qing Street and Rishengchang Exchange Shop are the landmarks. Pingyao Ancient City is the only ancient city in China completely reserved as it was hundreds of years ago. Qiao Courtyard is the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence. Ming Qing Street shows best-preserved Ming and Qing architectures, various kinds of restaurants and souvenir shops and rich culture of ancient China. Rishengchang Exchange Shop, established in 1643, was the first bank in China. A visit to Pingyao just like read a history book of China.


Pingyao Ancient City

Pingyao Ancient City is located in the middle of Shanxi Province. With a history of 2,700 years, it is regarded as the "treasure h ...More

Ming Qing Street

Ming Qing Street is one of the top attractions in Pingyao which remains the architecture style of Ming and Qing Dynasties. The anc ...More

Qiao Family Courtyard

As the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence, step into this courtyard, every visitor will go de ...More

Rishengchang Exchange Shop

Established in 1823, Rishengchang Exchange Shop is the most famous bank in Pingyao and becomes one of the top tourist destinations ...More