Step Back in Time With Private Custom Tours Around Pingyao
The small ancient city of Pingyao is known to be the best preserved walled town in all of China. It is located in the central Shanxi Province; you can take a private custom tour and travel back in time while visiting this amazing city. Pingyao has retained all its features, such as its red lantern-hung lanes, all of the beautiful courtyard architecture and apartment blocks that give you a real vision of what life was like in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Tourists can appreciate all the town's old age charms with lots of sights and city tours available. You can soak up the culture and try some tasty food while travelling around. The town which was originally built in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1045-256 BC), Han Chinese City is an excellent example of how things looked in that era.
The ancient city Pingyao was graciously added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List on December 31st, 1997 and is a popular destination for many travellers visiting this beautiful district of China.
Top Things to Do in Píngyáo
See Ancient China on Private Guided Tours to the Temple of the City of God
Taking a tour to the Temple of the City God is sure to please every visitor in Pingyao. The Temple is a sacred place for people to pray to the City God, Kitchen God, and God of Wealth you can make Individual contributions to the locals are also worshipped at this place.
The Temple is situated just east of the Ancient Ming-Qing Str and covers an area of about 7,340 square meters. It has many beautiful towers and pavilions and is quite a traditional temple. Under the sun, the coloured glaze decorations make it even more pleasant to the eye.
This is an amazing experience and a great way to get a look into life in the Ming and Qing Dynasties with private Pingyao tours.
Travel Tips for Pingyao
A good time to travel to Pingyao is between the months of September to November. There is very little rain and can be cool, the weather in Pingyao is cool with not much rain perfect for sightseeing. A Chinese National Holiday is celebrated between October 1st to 7th and is quite crowded. There is China Pingyao International Photography Festival that runs held in late September.
The prices in Pingyao is like most places; there are cheap and cheerful or expensive, it all depends on you and the type of holiday you want and what your budget is. There are great places to eat but check with your tour guide. Hotels vary in standard and prices from US$30 - US$100 for a double room. To get around the city, take the metro, it is of a very high standard and cheaper than taxis.
Arrange your visa through your tour travel agent before your arrival into China. Pingyao has now adopted the 72-hour visa-free transit policy since January 1st, 2016. The system is open to 51 countries. Make sure you plan your trip before you go, check the dates of any festivals visitors may want to see and arrange what private tours you want to do. Make sure you have adequate health insurance that covers all your needs.
The Pingyao climate is typically temperate with hot summer and cold winter. Annual average temperature is around 10 °C. Summers are hot is and rainy, usually in July and August. Temperatures can reach -12°C in winter with cold winds blowing from the north. While temperatures often vary widely between night and day. Between the months of March and October is the best time to visit Pingyao.