To visit Pingyao - Yes or No?
Dec 11, 2004 18:12
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Dear Forum: Thank you for answer re Datong.
Thought about going to Pingyao from there.
(1) Visit Pingyao? Yes or No?
(2) Anywhere else should visit on way to Xian?
Many thanks - G
Dec 12, 2004 10:09
Ping Yao is definitly worthy visiting.
You can choose train.
Train No 1674/1675 leaves Datong at 16:31 arrives 00:49.
No 1591/1594 leaves Datong at 20:37 arrives 4:50.
Dec 12, 2004 18:28
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thank you: that's quite a ride. No.1591 gets in at a better time. I have heard it is hard to get a place on these trains.
Q. How early can I book a ticket and once booked is my seat assured.
Q. Are the trains ever cancelled?
Q. Can I then catch a train from Pingyao to Xi'an?
And any idea what the time departure/arrival times would be please.
It is really so wonderful to be able to get this information and I am very thankful for you making time to reply. Sincerely - g
Dec 13, 2004 17:27
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Train from Pingyao to Xian:
you can take 2023,
depart: 10:29 am arrive: 20:15 pm

and 2535
depart: 19:46 pm arrive: 06:31 am next morning

It would take you about 10 hours to get to Xian

Dec 13, 2004 17:32
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And about the 1591 from Datong to Pingyao, you should buy the ticket 3 days earlier.
Dec 18, 2004 14:55
As far as i know, there is no direct train from Datong to Pingyao on which you can get a seat.

If you arrive Datong first, you can take train from Datong to Taiyuan. The train between these two cites are frequent and the tickets are very easy to get. After you arrive Taiyuan, you can take a bus to Pingyao, which takes about one hour.

If you arrive Xi'an first, it will be more convenient for you to visit Pingyao. Just take train 2535 or 2536 which will arrive Pingyao the next day morning.
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