The Pingyao settlement in central Shanxi is located on the east bank of the Fen River, a 90-minute drive southwest of Taoyuan airport. A regional financial hub in the 16th century, it is famous for its Ming and Qing urban planning and architecture. The walled old town in Pingyao is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and has more than a hundred streets lined with around 4,000 17th to 19th-century shops and houses, complete with red lanterns that have stood the test of time. Discover ancient towers and temples such as the Confucius Temple and the Shuanglin Temple. With a setting that almost resembles a period film on ancient China, the walled city invites you to explore its heritage buildings and local ways of life on foot or a golf cart; taxis and cars being off-limits in most areas.
Ancient Walled Old Town
Confucius Temple & Shuanglin Temple
UNESCO World Heritage site
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Located adjacent to the Ancient City Wall, this heritage hotel welcomes you with its traditional Chinese facade decorated with elaborate carvings. Walk into clean and comfortable rooms featuring the ease of individual temperature control as well as a separate study table.