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A good place to start is the magnificent city walls, which date from 1370...
Small Group Tours
To truly understand China, you’ve got to get out and meet it on its own terms, which is exactly what this 12-day trip through the country’s northern reaches delivers...
Museums & Galleries
Also not to be missed, this museum began life as a humble dye shop in the late 18th century before its tremendous success as a business saw it transform into China's first draft bank (1823), eventually expanding to 5...
Slogans Communist heritage
Pop into No 153 Xi Dajie for two red-blooded slogans from the Cultural Revolution that have survived on buildings within the courtyard...
If you're looking to combine China's highlights with some of the country's hidden gems and don't have much time to spare, Beijing to Xi'an is the perfect way to do it...
If you're looking to combine China's highlights with some of the country's hidden gems and don't have much time to spare, Xi'an to Beijing is the perfect way to do it...
This welcoming and popular little Nan Dajie restaurant has a simple and tasty menu of affordable dishes from lamb dumplings (Y15) to stewed eggplant (Y10). It's opposite the Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse.
Píngyáo’s oldest surviving building is Dàchéng Hall (大成殿; Dàchéng Diàn), dating from 1163 and found in the Confucius Temple, a huge complex where bureaucrats-to-be came to take the imperial exams.
Tallest building in the old town. Climb its smooth stone steps for fine views over Píngyáo's magnificent rooftops and inspect its ragged and forlorn shrine to a severe-looking Guandi.
Shānxī dust has penetrated every crevice of this ancient and partly fossilised Taoist temple. With 10 halls and originally dating to the Tang dynasty, it's an impressive complex.
Lively, fun and adorned with red lanterns and flags, this gregarious, warm, entertaining and affordable cafe/bar has good music and is popular with local Chinese.
Down-to-earth, no-nonsense noodle joint with tasty pork noodles (Y4 to Y6), braised pork noodles (Y10 to Y12), braised pork ribs (Y25) and roast-beef kebabs (Y2).
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