Pingyao is an old walled village that is well preserved and still has a lot of locals doing what they’ve been doing for 1,000s of years. There are a few main streets with the heavy tourist activities but once you go down a side street you have small lanes all to your self. Pingyao is a convenient stopover between Xi’an and Beijing - you can drop your bags at a hostel, walk around the city, then hop back on another night train. The local delicacy is Pingyao Beef - a cross between roast beef and corn beef and served cold.
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