Pingyao Ancient Town

Around a days travel by train from Beijing (via Taiyuan, which I visited previously), Pingyao is a fantastically well preserved ancient walled town and well worth a visit. While the town is full of small sights and temples, actually the main attraction is just exploring and getting lost among its narrow streets. With that in … Continue reading Pingyao Ancient Town


Shuanglin Temple

A short bus ride from Pingyao Ancient Town, the Shuanglin Temple was one of the highlights of my visit. Located in Qiaotou town, it actually seems to be in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by beautiful scenery. I loved the ancient architecture, some of which dates back to 571 AD, as well as the … Continue reading Shuanglin Temple