Want A Taste Of The ‘Chinese-ness’ of China? Skip Shanghai, Visit Pingyao
For me, it happened in Shanxi’s Pingyao Ancient City....
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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.