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Hiking photos - Pingyao Trip, April 2011

Near the beginning of April 2011 we took a trip to Shanxi Province to visit the ancient walled city of Pingyao. We called it a 2.5-day trip, heading down on the fast train at noon on the first day, and flying back on the evening of the last day. Below you'll see some photos of the city and what we got up to on our visit!

Train, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

Some of us took a photo with the train.

Electric car, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

We took a little ride around the city on an electric car.

Courtyard, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

There are many interesting walled courtyards to look at inside the city walls.

Carved stone, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

An old carved stone.

Street food, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

Shanxi-style street food

Rooftops, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

A view of the rooftops of Pingyao.

Gate, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

One of the gates inside the city.

Courtyard, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

A nice setting in a not-so-nice location: the old city jail!

Lunch, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

Lunchtime!

Streets, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

A view of one of the main streets.

Pavilion, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

A pavilion by the water

Temple, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

Visiting one of the many temples.

Stage, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

A stage in one of the larger compounds, used for traditional opera performances.

Walls, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

Enjoying the view from the city walls.

Ornamental gate, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

An ornamental gate.

, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

The travelling group.

Group shot, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

We took a photo with the people who made a performance of traditional opera for us.

Hiking, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip, April 8-10, 2011

On the last day of the hike we did a nice hike in the hills around the White Cloud Temple.

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