Pingyao is regarded as the birthplace of modern banking system of China. Chinese banks were originally called "Piao Hao". Richangsheng is the first "Piao Hao" offering financial services in town, and China. Therefore, it became the ancestor of all Chinese Banks.
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Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse at Pingyao
Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse is a four-star folk guesthouse，one of the oldest hotels in Pingyao, located in the middle section of the Ming and Qing Dyn ...
Zhengjia International Youth Hostel Pingyao
Zhengjia International Youth Hostel is one of the most important ancient construction buildups in the city. It is more than 200 years history, with ...
Yu Feng Heng Hotel Pingyao
Yu Feng Heng Hotel was built on the former structure of Yu Feng Heng Hotel, which was famous for its scholar atmosphere during Qing dynasty's Guangx ...
Pingyao Tianyuankui Guesthouse
The Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse, which is in the heart of the old city, was built in 1791. During the Jin & Shang Dynasties it was a prominent area ...
Yide Hotel Pingyao
The hotel is a beautifully renovated courtyard house built in 1736 by a wealthy merchant during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. The old residence is ...
Pingyao Yunjincheng Folk Hotel
Yunjincheng Folk Hotel belongs to the Pingyao International Financier Club. The hotel combines both simple and luxurious, both elegant and comfortab ...
Pingyao Hongshanyi Hotel
Covering an area of more than 10mu, it is regarded as an advanced foreign-related tour hotel which combines dining, accommodation, sightseeing, heal ...
The Kylin Grand Hotel Pingyao Shanxi
The Kylin Grand Hotel is s five star exquisite hotel with the theme of Shanxi Province merchant culture. The design of the hotel is very unique, 50 ...
Pingyao Attractions More
Pingyao Old City Wall
First established in the reign of King Xuan (827 - 782 B.C.) of the Western Zhou Dynasty, Pingyao has a history of more than 2700 years. It is a typ ...
Rishengchang Exchange Shop
Richangshen Exchange Shop (Piaohao) was established in 1823 of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it is the first private financial organization of China maj ...
Wang Family Compound (courtyard house)
Situated at Jingsheng Town of Lingshi County, some 150 kilometers (93.2 miles) south of Taiyuan (35 km to Pingyao), Wang Family Compound is a master ...
Qiao Family Compound
The Qiao Family Courtyard is another masterpiece of traditional civil architecture in North China. It lies at Qiaojiapu Village, 54 km south of Taiy ...
County Government office (Yamen)
County Government office, also named Yamen in Chinese, is an ideal place for a culture discovery to check out what an ancient Chinese local governme ...
Temple of City God
Covering a total area of 7,302 square meters, Pingyao City God Temple is located in the southeast of Pingyao with long history and unique art form. ...
Reputed as the “Wall Street of China”, Ming-Qing Street used to be the most prosperous part of the county and the financial center of China. Locat ...
Qu Family Compound
Being built during the reign of Qianlong during the Qing Dynasty, the Qu Family Compound has history dating back over 300 years and covers an area o ...
Pingyao | Food & Restaurants More
Located at the heart of Shanxi, wheaten food is the staple food of the local people. Different types of wheat flour food are available here like Soy-sauce noodle, noodle with soybean paste. Besides, trying a bowl of millet gruel might be a good choice after the oily meals in big cities.Once was highly praised by Dowager Cix of Qing Dynasty, Pingyao beef is the most famous specialty of this region. Started from Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD), it has been very well known in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Jiaqing Emperor of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) granted it ... More
Pingyao | Weather & Climate More
Pingyao has a continental climate with cold winter and hot summer. In winter, the wind coming from the north is usually strong and dusty. The temperature varies greatly between day and night.The annual average temperature is around 10.2 degree Celsius with the precipitation of 540 millimeters, mainly in the summer time (July and August). The coldest month is January, the average temperature is about -12.4 degree Celsius, and 25.7 degree Celsius ... More
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Pingyao Travel Tips More
Pingyao, built 2,000 years ago, is a best-preserved ancient walled city in the whole of the country. It boasts a rich collection of government offices, residences and temples. Without colorful nightlife, people live a quite original life style. Hence, Pingyao offers tourists a rare opportunity to witness old China in action. Here is a list of travel tips for your Pingyao Tour.Best Time to PingyaoPingyao is good for traveling all the year rounds, but the best time to visit Pingyao is autumn and winter. In autumn, make a trip to Pingyao not only for its ... More
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