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Pingyao is a county in central Shanxi province, China. Its history dates back 2,700 years, and is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the known world. It is still inhabited by 50,000 residents and is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pingyao Quick Facts

English Name: Pingyao

Railway Stations: Pingyao Train Station

Zip Code: 031100

Location: Central of Shanxi

Chinese Name: 平遥 (PingYao)

Suburban Districts: Central of Shanxi

Airports: no airport

Area Code: 0354

Population: 49 million

Best Time to Visit: Autumn or Spring Festival

Top Attractions in Pingyao

Pingyao Maps Free Download

Find maps of Pingyao, including Pingyao's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Pingyao travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Pingyao

There are many special products and craftworks for sale in the old town. Shopping in Pingyao old town is known for lacquer wares, silk slippe, papper cuttings and cloth shoes. You can easily see these because the streets are lines with shops that cater toward tourists. Local Craftworks Pingyao Smooth Lacquer It is learned that Pingyao smooth lacquer is one of ...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Pingyao

Pingyao's residents like their noodles, steamed breads, buckwheat rolls, yams and braised Pingyao beef (beef from this region is renowned for its quality) and you'll find plenty of these and their derivatives being hawked street-side all over town. Pingyao Braised Beef Ancient Pingyaoneses began to braise beef in the Han dynasties. They prepare the beef with five-a...> See More

Entertainment in Pingyao

Pingyao is one of the hottest tourist sports in Shanxi Province. In the day time, the buildings that are Ming and Qing architectural style make you feel the time stops. Pingyao's nightlife is vibrant and the city at night is a gorgeous and colorful place, lit by kinds of 800 lanter. Recently, some ba with unique decorate appear in the old city, offering good destinatio ...> See More