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Day 12

Pingyao

overcast 27 °C

Arrived at 7am, the train staff wake you up when your stop is coming up. Lucky because we wouldn't have a clue. Someone was waiting at the station with a sign which looked like it had my name on it, so we jumped on his buggy. Unfortunately the buggy wasn't for us so ended up at a different hotel, we all figured it out in the end and I think they thought we were just dumb tourists.
We are staying at the Yide hotel which is very nice, the beds are massive though still rock hard as is the norm in china.
Pingyao is one of a few old cities still in its original condition with the city wall still complete. You need to buy a 2day pass to see any of the sites here and to walk on the city wall.
We spent the afternoon wondering around the city and also went to an old jail which was still in use until the 1960's learned lots of interesting torture techniques.

Posted by mayet 21:42 Archived in China

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