Shanxi’s Pingyao Ancient City is a 600-year-old walled city, which gives tourists a taste of Chinese banking, administration, judicial systems and architecture. More importantly, one can get a feel of the traditional Chinese way of life here. And, it's a shopper's paradise
An overnight train journey from Beijing brings us to this slow, nonchalant city. 715 km from Beijing, Pingyao is one of the best preserved ancient walled cities in China. We spend 2 lazy days here walking around the city and the city walls and trying out the local cuisine before heading further west towards our next stop, Xi'an.