From July 1st, 2014, the Chinese railway authority will put many new bullet trains officially into operation. One of the benefits for tourists is that Pingyao Ancient City can be reached from Beijing in as little as 4 hours 10 minutes and from Xi'an in 2 hours 53 minutes.
Beijing to/from Pingyao: 255 yuan per person for a first class seat, 183 yuan per person for a second class seat.
Xi'an to/from Pingyao: 187 yuan per person for a first class seat, 150 yuan per person for a second class seat.
Pingyao is a small county town with a history of 2,700 years. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in China, known for its best preserved ancient town, showing the cultures of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. It was added to the World Heritage list in 1997, and is located in Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, central north China.
There are many important historical sites and popular attractions in Pingyao, including the Ancient City Wall, Shuanglin Temple, Zhenguo Temple, Mingqing Street, Qiao Family's Compound, Mian Shan, Zhangbi Ancient Village, and Wang Family Courtyard.
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