I had originally planned one night in Pingyao and several nights Taiyuan. I’m not quite sure why, but as I travelled down the country from Harbin I decided to extend my time in Pingyao and cut down my time in Taiyuan.
I’m so glad I did.
Pingyao is a great little place. It has so much character! The old town is surrounded by a standard sprawling modern city, but the old town is fully preserved with its walls intact.